Protesters clash with police at Barcelona’s airport

Protesters clash with police at Barcelona’s airport

Thousands of protesters have clashed with the police at the Barcelona airport after 12 separatist leaders were convicted by Spain’s Supreme Court. The leaders were convicted of illegally promoting the separation of the wealthy Catalonia region and fighting for its Independence. Nine of the leaders have been sentenced to prison.

Pierre
Pierre
Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 4 months

When you give a people complete autonomy, and quite literally the only relationship is to tax them, and let them use your passport... There are only 2 outcomes: Either the autonomous region does well, and wants to separate (Catalonia) Or the autonomous region goes to shit and demands support from Government... Without sacrificing their autonomy (Kashmir) Both are bad. Don't give people semi-independance. Either cut them loose at the start, or say no outright.

Seed
Seed 4 months

If Spain gives preference to democracy, it will splinter apart. If Spain gives preference to monarchy, seccession and factionalism will be out of the question. Democracy is an overrated form of government anyways. It isn't necessary for a liberal state and relies on some questionable assumptions on human nature for justification.

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