Thanks heartily to Mr. Alfred de Zayas from UNO for sharing this article, as well as posting many other personal judgements and statements in favour of our national rights, so severely violated by Spain – as usual since centuries ago.
I think adequate to further illustrate this resharing with an ad hoc painting by Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies. (If you are interested in it, its meaning and its procedence, you may have a look at a post I published years ago in Catalan on my personal blog on VilaWeb.cat. :
Peaceful Catalans bullied by Madrid
Many people were shocked to see the brutality of the Madrid police, pulling people by their hair out of a polling station in an effort to stop them voting for independence.
Spanish people see nothing wrong in the brutality of the bullfight, when the bull is tormented for a long time and then wounded in the neck and shoulder such that it cannot fight any more, so we have an unfair fight. In this country we stopped bear-baiting 200 years ago.
Catalan people have turned their backs on bullfighting. They are a civilised people with their own language, and wish to govern themselves and achieve this by non-violent means. It is Madrid that resorts to violence. In Madrid the police supporters were shaking their clenched fists in a threatening way. But in Barcelona the Catalans were waving their open hands in a friendly…
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