undergroundnewsroom.com
undergroundnewsroom.com October 20, 2017


Catalan Police Chief to Be Questioned in Relation to Sedition Investigation

07 October 2017, 12:47 | Nina Mathis

Reuters Plaza Catalunya after voting ended for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona Spain

Reuters              Plaza Catalunya after voting ended for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona Spain

"The European Commission must encourage worldwide mediation".

"They have placed themselves totally outside the law and democracy", he said of the Catalan leadership.

In this Sunday, 1 October 2017 photo, Spanish National Police scuffle with people trying to reach a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain.

In his televised address to the nation, the king said the Catalan leaders who organised the referendum showed their "disrespect to the powers of the state".

Catalans took part in a general strike and protest Tuesday, shutting down road traffic, public transport and businesses and ratcheting up fears of unrest.

Salvador Pont, 42, an attorney from Barcelona, told Channel 2 News that police's response to the vote was "the worst mistake Spain could do". During Spain's June friendly against Colombia in Murcia, a city in southeast Spain, he was jeered by supporters who oppose Catalonia independence.

He was speaking shortly before the king's speech.

Bangladesh backs India's stand on Rohingya issue: Foreign minister Haque
Bloody riots in 2012 forced over 100,000 Rohingya to flee to refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh , where many still live. Lowcock said he believed a "a high-level" United Nations team would be able to visit the area "in the next few days".

Amit Shah: Pinarayi Vijayan responsible for violence in Kerala
The BJP leader said political violence shoots up in Kerala whenever the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) comes to power. The JanaRakshaYatra, a protest march to expose the atrocities against BJP and RSS workers, was kicked off from Payyannur.

Lessons learned in Ireland v Moldova
Southgate is under pressure and we don't know what formation or system he wants to play. Long had a thigh problem but looks set to be okay for the game in Dublin.

The Catalan government now says it plans to unilaterally declare independence from Spain within 48 hours.

The threat of secession by Catalonia, which accounts for about 20 percent of the country's entire economic output, is also piling political pressure on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his minority government.

"I want to highlight (to all of the citizens of Catalonia) that we live in a democratic state where anyone can defend their ideas, within their respect for the law".

Clashes involving riot police and protesters took place as the region went to the polls in a vote which Spain's national government has declared to be unconstitutional and illegal. Not only would it galvanise support for Puigdemont's position, it would also bring huge crowds on to the streets in protest.

He said that the use of article 155, and the possible arrest of members of the Catalan government - including himself - could be the "ultimate mistake".

Dr Ramon Pardo, a senior lecturer in worldwide relations at King's College London has told Express.co.uk it is now a question of how, and not if, Catalonia will declare independence.



Other News

Trending Now

Tesla falls short on Model 3 production
Further, the EV maker said that it is aware of what needs to be fixed, and are confident of resolving the issues in the near-term. It would have been nice to hear what the current production rate is and perhaps a new forecast for the production ramp.

Senate intel committee still looking into Russian Federation
Sources with direct knowledge of the situation say Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted MI and Wisconsin. In both MI and Wisconsin, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by less than one percentage point.

Las Vegas attacker's girlfriend returns to US
They sisters were interviewed by Australia's Channel 7 TV network with their faces obscured and their names withheld. Authorities are investigating reports that while she was in the Philippines, Paddock wired her $100,000.

Gotta do something different: Chargers lose again
After two close losses to start the season, the Chargers appeared listless in a 24-10 home defeat at the hands of the Chiefs . The Chargers will need to improve in all areas, and attain some level of consistency, if they are to turn this season around.

IPhone 8 Plus's battery is leaking, he's blowing up his safe!
An Apple user in Japan claims that he received his iPhone 8 with the screen warped outwards and the device had bursted open. Apple , at first, took its traditional approach of looking down its nose at the complaints and refused to say anything.

Watch Live as Astronauts Fix a Robotic Arm on the ISS
Similar to the International Space Station , this new space station will be open to to astronauts and cosmonauts globally. The first spacewalk will focus on the removal and replacement of one of the Canadarm2's latching end effectors (LEE).

Uber CEO wooing back London officials amid turmoil behind the scenes
Uber is scheduled to go public in 2019, after a shakeup to the company's board of directors was agreed last night. At least half the board and half of shareholders would need to approve his appointments, however.

Former Equifax CEO Is Grilled On Capitol Hill Following Massive Data Breach
Smith said he was disappointed in the rollout of call centers and a website created to help the people affected by the breach. Equifax since sent out a statement retracting that language and saying consumers could sue, which they have started to do .

Saudi Arabia agrees to buy Russian S-400 air defence system
The Russian president spoke ahead of meetings with the leaders of key Opec members, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela . Putin said. "I think that all things change".

Pills Shipped to Rock Hill Woman's Home
Brown said that the ideal place for drug pickups are, "vacant apartments [and] homes where people have gone to work for the day". A Rock Hill woman walked up to meet her mail carrier thinking the yoga mat she ordered from Walmart had arrived.