This afternoon, at the Palau de la Generalitat, the president of the Government of Catalonia, Quim Torra, received the signatories of the Llotja de Mar Declaration, signed this morning by the political parties Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), the Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT), Catalan Republican Left (ERC), the Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP), Democrats of Catalonia, National Call for the Republic, EH Bildu, Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG), Valencian Left, Valencian Republic, More for Majorca and More for Menorca. “I fully endorse this Declaration, which gives us the strength of solidarity between the peoples we represent, and the strength of fraternity and justice,” Torra said. “We know we’re fighting for a just cause: our peoples’ right to self-determination.”
The head of the executive stressed the importance of the appeal to the international community contained in the Declaration and the commitment to “political action of a democratic and peaceful nature”. During the ceremony, which brought together representatives from Catalonia, the Basque Country, the Balearic Islands, the Valencian Community and Galicia, the president also spoke of the “restriction of civil and political rights” that the recent Supreme Court ruling implies. He said the verdict was “unjust” and called for the release of the political prisoners and for the exiles to be free to return home. He also urged the representatives to pursue “social and economic policies that make our peoples more prosperous and better”.