What's the future for Catalonia's independence movement?



From Al Jazeera:

 

When Catalonia pushed for independence from Spain in 2017, government leaders in Madrid did everything they could to stop it.

They declared the secession referendum illegal and police blocked polling stations.

Twelve Catalan leaders who organised the vote have gone on trial in Madrid in what their supporters are calling a “show trial”.

Spain’s Former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is among 500 witnesses expected to testify live on TV over the next three months.

The leaders face up to 25 years in jail if convicted of rebellion, sedition, and misusing public funds.

Will divisions in Spain be widened?

Presenter: Elizabeth Puranam

Guests:

Kristian Herbolzheimer – director, International Catalan Institute for Peace

Victor Sole – international officer, Nationalist Youth of Catalonia

Gabriel Garroum – researcher on Catalan nationalism, King’s College London

Source: Al Jazeera News

 

 

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