Monday, December 15, 2014
No pre-Christmas frenzy here
A few weeks ago before the Independence vote, I recounted the story of the Spanish army person, who took down and destroyed the Catalan Independence flag that was flying atop the castle ruins at the top of the mountain. It turns out that the soldier was off duty when he did this. It did result in a flurry of apologies to the mayor and the town. He shouldn't have done it but it wasn't a ploy by the Spanish army.
As for the informal Independence vote that took place a few weeks ago, nothing much is happening. Fifty-two per cent of those who voted were in favour of independence. Since the vote wasn't legal this is not recognized by Spain. In fact the leaders of Catalunya are being threatened with jail because of their stance. Stay tuned for more.