During today’s September 11th rally in Salt (Girona), the President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, affirmed the Catalonia “has made history once again” with the mass gatherings that took place across the Catalan territory and which were organised by the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Òmnium Cultural on the occasion of the National Day of Catalonia.
During the event, the President urged Spain’s main political parties to “take note”, stating that it was “time to pay attention because this is here to stay and the people will continue until the end”.
After taking part in the demonstration, Puigdemont explained that “after five years of extraordinary demonstrations, it is time for the Spanish political class to realize that Spain cannot be governed without Catalonia” and that “the solution to this claim formulated by the Catalan people is political, not judicial”. “What is happening in Catalonia is deep-rooted, rightful and transversal”, he stressed.
Also attending the rally in Salt were the Minister of Culture, Santi Vila, and the Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Families, Dolors Bassa.
Members of the Catalan Government attending the rally in Barcelona included Vice President and Minister of Economy, Oriol Junqueras, Minister of the Presidency, Neus Munté, Minister of Transparency and Foreign and Institutional Relations and Affairs, Raül Romeva, Minister of of Governance, Public Administrations and Housing, Meritxell Borràs, and the Minister of Health, Antoni Comín.
Josep Rull, Minister of Territory and Sustainability, and Carles Mundó, Minister of Justice attended the rally in Berga while Jodi Baiget (Business and Knowledge) and Meritxell Serret (Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food) attended the demonstration in Lleida. Attending the event in Tarragona was the Minister of Education, Meritxell Ruiz.