Spain has detained two leading leaders of Catalan independence movement, Jordi Sanches and Jordi Cuixart. Demonstrations were held in Catalonia with arrest of leading leaders of October 1st independence vote, which was considered illegal by Spanish government. At noon yesterday, business slowdown was done. The National Assembly of Catalonia (ANC) leader Sanchez and cultural association omnium Culturel's leader, Cuixard, will be prosecuted for detention. The two leaders, who may be sentenced to 15 years in prison, are accused of inciting pro-independence protests on September 20th. Carles Puigdemont, president of Autonomous administration of Catalonia, criticised arrest of two leaders over social media. "Unfortunately, we have political prisoners again," Puigdemont said in a statement from Twitter.Ad
Investigation to Commissioner
The previous day, Madrid prosecutor's office demanded arrest of Catalonia police commissioner. The prosecutor is investigating Constitutional Court's decision to suspend referendum, and police commissioner, Josep Luis Trapero, accused of "inciting" citizens by asking for a sentence of up to 15 years. The court in Madrid released his testimony under investigation as a condition of judicial control, but by placing a ban abroad, he decided to go to court every two weeks.
Thousands of protesters on street
Protests were held in many Catalonia cities, especially Barcelona, on arrest of two Catalan leaders. Thousands of people participated in demonstrations "no way to print solution" slogans were thrown. The region is expected to increase tension by Thursday.Ad