As not exactly reported by the Communist media complex in America and the reason that Americans must not give up our Second Amendment.
Wow! Magazine by Joshua Pundit
The world, and especially the EU was shocked at the brutality the Spanish government used in an attempt to suppress a referendum on the independence of Catalonia. The paramilitary Guardia Civil was particularly brutal as they invaded polling places. Over 800 people were reported injured as well as a dozen of so Guardia:
Catalonia is the extreme northeast of Spain. It consists of four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. The capital and largest city is Barcelona.
Catalonia was originally an independent principality with its own language and culture. That ended after the War of Spanish Secession in 1714, when Catalonia picked the wrong horse, Spain was essentially united by the Bourbon Philip V of Spain and Catalan was replaced on all legal documents with Castilian Spanish.
But Catalonia has remained something of a separate part of Spain, with a unique culture. During the Spanish Civil War, Catalonia, which had socialist movements as an important part of its politics dating back to the mid 19th century sided with the Republic against Franco, which again led to a certain amount of repression when Franco won, including abolishing Catalan institutions and banning the official use of the Catalan language again. Things eased up in the latter part of Franco’s rule, and considerably more after Franco died in 1975.
The current independence movement started in 2014, and the current referendum proceeded as planned by Catalonia’s regional government even after Spain’s courts declared that the referendum was illegal. Proponents of Catalonia’s independence say they won, while Spain says otherwise since in their point of view the entire referendum was illegal[…]
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