Photo: Ada Colau (Credit: Vilaweb)
By Vilaweb Staff Writers
The Barcelona mayor, Ada Colau, made a brief interruption in today’s plenary session to show support for Marta Rovira, the General Secretary of the Republican Left Party (ERC) as it became known that she had decided to go to exile. “My colleagues from the Republican Left are having a very bad time, and I would like to show my affection and support for them. I know that these are hard times. It is not normal for us to be in this situation and we must all show a maximum of strength, to get through this.” In the seats of the ERC it could be observed that councilor Jordi Coronas could not contain his tears.
.@adacolau atura el #plebcn després de conèixer que Marta Rovira marxa a l’estranger: “Són moments durs i no és normal que estiguem en aquesta situació” https://t.co/uXoGVLvDjj pic.twitter.com/8JMxmMAd9Q
— btv notícies (@btvnoticies) 23 March 2018
The leader of Catalunay en Comú (Catalonia in common), Xavier Domènech, also expressed his solidarity with Marta Rovira, with a tweet:
Des del dolor per una situació duríssima una abraçada a @martarovira
— Xavier Domènech (@XavierDomenechs) 23 March 2018
Later, the mayor suspended the plenary session, so as not to show any political bias, in what she deemed was an “exceptional moment”. In today’s session the task at hand was to vote on the tramway connection for the Diagonal Avenue.
“Jo avui aquí he vist coses que no havia vist mai. He vist a un grup municipal plorant. He vist gent molt trasbalsada. El més raonable que puc fer és suspendre el #PleBCN” @AdaColau pic.twitter.com/NmapgXLQwE
— Barcelona en Comú (@bcnencomu) 23 March 2018