Tears from ERC counsellors as Ada Colau expresses solidarity with Marta Rovira

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup, Vilaweb

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.

The leader of Catalunay en Comú (Catalonia in common), Xavier Domènech, also expressed his solidarity with Marta Rovira, with a tweet:

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.

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