Puigdemont Warns Rajoy Not to Underestimate Catalan Determination

By Luis Miranda

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Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister of Spain, and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia [image: La Moncloa/Ariet/Generalitat de Catalunya]

Independence has shown institutional muscle in Barcelona, with the meeting of more than 700 Catalan mayors who will collaborate with the October 1 referendum despite being investigated by the prosecution. Among them the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont.

The councilors have been received by the President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, and the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, in support of the municipalist world. Puigdemont has warned Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the consequences of “underestimating the strength of the Catalan people.”

Puigdemont has warned Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the consequences of “underestimating the strength of the Catalan people.”

Colau, on the other hand, described as “shame” the operations of the Civil Guard where referendum material has been requisitioned in favor of the vote suspended by the Constitutional Court.

Puigdemont wrapped up the Mayors’ meeting at the Palau de la Generalitat after they heard Colau at the Town Hall.

“Today we are all one. We will not take a step back so that we can vote,” said Miquel Buch, mayor of Premià de Mar and president of the Catalan Association of Municipalities (ACM). The Catalan president has not only criticized the Rajoy government, but also charged, “against those who look to the side not to catch the crisis and those who go a step back,” in a veiled reference to the Socialist Workers Party Spanish (PSOE) and to some extent, against the confluences of alternative lefts.

The Catalan president has not only criticized the Rajoy government, but also charged, “against those who look to the side not to catch the crisis and those who go a step back,” in a veiled reference to the Socialist Workers Party Spanish (PSOE) and to some extent, against the confluences of alternative lefts.

The Catalan president not only criticized the Rajoy government, but also charged, “against those who look to the side not to catch the crisis and those who go a step back,” in a veiled reference to the Socialist Workers Party of Spain (PSOE) and to some extent, against the confluences of alternative left movements.

“The central state may have many laws and many bosses, but they do not have the people of Catalonia,” said Puigdemont, who thanked the mayors who “do not feel afraid” and who “do not underestimate the strength of the people of Catalonia and that will go ahead with the referendum that was suspended by the Constitutional Court of Madrid.

Puigdemont was accompanied by his ‘number two’ Oriol Junqueras, much of his Executive and the President of the Parlament, Carme Forcadell.

Before being in Palau, the Mayors were in the Town Hall. There, Colau reinforced the story that for weeks she tried to transmit the pro-independence movement.

“This is not about independence, it is about defending the rights and freedoms of Catalonia,” said the mayor, who has not made any specific invitation on the meaning of the vote in the referendum.

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