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The Mossos call for the withdrawal of yellow ties from the Catalan councils

Regional Police Act on the order of the Central Electoral Board

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The Mossos call for the withdrawal of yellow ties from the Catalan councils

The Mossos D'Esquadra Review headquarters of some departments of Generalitat and or public buildings to warn that yellow ties and placards of support to imprisoned independentists should be withdrawn, by order of Central Electoral Board (JEC) So as not to compromise political neutrality. The agents are being held in last few hours in several departments, following a requirement of Electoral board that places m to communicate prohibition of displaying symbols of support to prisoners during campaign in public places.

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Police officers inform those responsible for se public buildings that y must withdraw independence symbols and raise record to record wher guidelines of Central Electoral board have been complied with. The agents also review interior of buildings, to see if in any space facing public y exhibit such symbols prohibited by board. Among departments that agents have reviewed are headquarters of Department of Justice, located at Pau Claris Street in Barcelona.

Knowledgeable sources have explained that entry into justice has occurred over 12.00 hours when two agents of Catalan police have been at Headquarters. In addition to ordering placards and yellow ribbons visible from outside, agents have also sent out those that were inside offices and in halls of department, although y have not intervened material. These sources also claim that agents have looked at wher officials were wearing yellow ribbons on ir clos, but y have not ordered m removed.

The Mossos acted last week in Department of Agriculture following a citizen's complaint. The Catalan police ordered withdrawal of a banner that was on outside, but workers did not. In this case, judge ordered Mossos to proceed to ir retreat.

At beginning of campaign for autonomic elections of 21, Central Electoral Board adopted an agreement in which it established that in Electoral periods public authorities should refrain from placing symbols considered partisan in ir buildings, which Includes ties or placards to support inmates. The ban on electoral board prevented Barcelona City Council from moving forward with its purpose of illuminating city's yellow fountains and buildings during electoral period, in support of Generalitat's exadvisors and leaders of institutions Imprisoned independence.

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