The move to postpone Catalonia’s independence has not done much to calm tensions in the region. The DW reporter meets with a regional MP who supports independence, and a young man who favors a united Spain.
The move to postpone Catalonia’s independence has done little to calm tensions in the region. Those who favor independence will continue their efforts, while the Spanish government has made it clear that it will do all it can to „maintain order” in the region. Catalonia suffered under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and the modern independence movement dates back to this period. Meanwhile, supporters of Franco’s policies can be found in Barcelona even today. They make no secret of their right-wing sympathies. At the same time, many Catalonians believe that if the region does leave Spain, there will be severe economic consequences. Some major companies have already moved their headquarters out of Catalonia. Reporter Christopher Bobyn meets with a regional MP who supports independence, and a young man who favors a united Spain. Crisis in Catalonia: A Society Divided A Report by Christopher Bobyn
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