Interior withdraws the accusation against 7 independentistas and the Mossos ask to maintain it

  • The lawyer for the Autonomous Administration assures before the start of the trial that he has received orders from the Ministry of the Interior

The Generalitat has withdrawn as an accusation in the trial that should have begun this Thursday at the Barcelona Hearing against seven pro-independence protesters accused of alleged disorders, attack and injuries to mossos in the protest over the failed investiture of Carles Puigdemont, on January 30 of 2018 in the Ciutadella park. The session, in the end, was suspended at the request of the affected Generalitat police officers that they wanted to continue accusing the accused. The court has given them 15 days to find a lawyer.

The legal representative of the Generalitat announced to the magistrates during the processing of preliminary questions, at the beginning of the trial, that he was withdrawing as a private accusation. He explained that it was done by order of the Ministry of Interior, which was involved in the case in defense of the agents who reported injuries. “” The determining criterion of our action was the existence of injuries and at this moment their responsibility cannot be determined, “he stressed. The Generalitat requested two years in prison for the seven defendants for attacks on authority and public disorder. he claims three years in jail and a fine.

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Agitation of the masses

The accused were arrested days later, in April 2018, in Malgrat de Mar (2), Solsona, Òrrius, Arenys de Mar and Pont de Vilomara. Some arrested are linked to the pro-independence group La Forja. The day the events occurred, January 30, various pro-independence entities called mobilizations for the investiture and some 5,000 people approached the Ciutadella park, which houses the Parliament. In the afternoon, a group of “anti-system aesthetics stirred the crowd and caused tension & rdquor; with the police, according to the prosecutor. The protesters broke the chains at three points in the park and tried to “access the Parlament & rdquor ;, but they were unable to do so because they ran into a second police line and metal fences. There were “shoves & rdquor ;,” item throws & rdquor; and “punches & rdquor; to the police, until the riot police charged.

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