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(en) Ruptura Colectiva (RC): 844 wounded, police savagery and a historic victory after the Referendum for Self-Determination of Catalonia by Demián Revart (ca) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 7 Oct 2017 10:15:36 +0300


Before depositing nihilisms and ideological "critiques" ... The issue is not to say again and again that the process of independence in Catalonia is a bourgeois secessionism with revolutionary elements and leftists of the second degree that can be fruitful if they are organized permanently, the point now is to point the critic to the repressive voracity of the state Spanish on this first day of elections - many who come between protests and protestants of the centralism of the club. "Shame will forever persecute the Spanish state for having used violence, batons, rubber bullets and indiscriminate aggression against people who wanted ballot boxes and ballots," said the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Carles Puigdemont. ---- The images and videos of today's day are outrageous (as if reviving the international spirit of # 15-M in its early days, when Spanish streets trembled with so much popular rage), children, adolescents, adults and even elderly beaten in the face with a stream of blood thinning down his features. However, this positive and practical dignity has served as a historic day for this October 1 ( # 1-O as hashtag in social networks) achieving that 2.262.424 voters (that is, 42.34% of the local census) to go to the polls. The 90% swept the YES , unlike a tiny 7.8% sector covering the NO.

In short, the Spanish State has demonstrated once more that violence , both there and in every modern state in the capital world, is its unique language. President Mariano Rajoy gave from early hours the order of the use of public forces to the National Police and the Civil Guard to evict as a place of citizens who guarded the polling stations throughout Catalonia in a failed attempt to bypass the referendum. Among the guns: blows, rubber bullets and insults of the slaves in uniform for those who bravely stood before them to achieve, even outside, a few more votes while the confrontation was witnessed in the streets.

According to the Generalitat's Emergency Medical System (EMS), two people were hospitalized in critical condition; one of them wounded in the eye by rubber bullet - as happened with the activist Ester Quintana in May of 2014 who lost an eye in an identical repression - and another one that suffered a heart attack after one of the evictions in the Generalitat.

The primary points of police repression were in Sant Julià de Ramis, Barceloneta and in Nou Barris. The riot police also deployed a parapet at the entrance of several schools to prevent voters from entering.

From the Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona, the local parliament celebrates the victory of YES.

To what I ask the Catalan people as a creative route: and now, what follows?

We look forward to the coming days as they energetic the autonomist spirit not only in opposition to the Nation-State, but also with the local statism that we have already seen fail in other points of history ...

http://rupturacolectiva.com/844-heridos-salvajismo-policial-y-una-victoria-historica-tras-el-referendum-por-la-autodeterminacion-de-catalunya/
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