Spain’s ruling party warns Catalan head to ‘end up like’ jailed & executed ex-leader

Catalans are awaiting a Tuesday evening appearance by their regional leader in parliament with expectations divided between those who want to see the birth of a new republic and others opposed to such a move or fearing a backlash from the Spanish central authorities.
“I am thrilled,” said Maria Redon, a 51-year-old office worker during Tuesday’s busy commute in central Barcelona. “I’ve been waiting for this all my life. We have fought a lot to see an independence Catalonia.”
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont hasn’t revealed the precise message he will deliver in a 6 p.m. (1600GMT) session in the region’s parliament, but separatist politicians have said they expect a declaration based on the results of the disputed Oct. 1 independence referendum.
“Impossible. He won’t do it. By doing so he would be diving into an empty pool,” said Carlos Gabriel, a 36-year-old waiter. “These people know it’s just a dream. Something very complicated. Something that will carry many negative consequences for all of us.”
Spain’s ruling party warns Catalan head to ‘end up like’ jailed & executed ex-leader Spain’s ruling party warns Catalan head to ‘end up like’ jailed & executed ex-leader Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 02:59:00 Rating: 5