The Catalan government and the independence movements called for a day of mobilization and a general strike on Tuesday to protest Madrid’s repressive measures and demand the right to independence. These acts of protest took place while the regional government opened a window of dialogue with the central executive and solicited international mediation to find a solution to the Catalan conflict.
This is part of the strategy of peaceful mobilization. The general strike planned in Catalonia is to denounce the violent reactions perpetrated by the police on the day of the referendum. Some forty trade union, political and social organizations hope to paralyze the region.
Eduart, a student of law, supports the movement: ” The mobilization will be beneficial for the Catalan society because it will make it possible to let the whole world know what happened here “.
Like the day of the referendum, the Catalan society is divided on the merits of these claims.
This is the case of Xavi, who aspires to vote but not in these conditions. He decided not to join the strike: ” I want to vote democratically in a legal framework. I wish to vote legally because otherwise, it is useless. On the day of the referendum, on October 1st, it had no value; there were more than three million who stayed at home. We want to vote but legally, that’s why I’m going to work. ”
Buses, subways, and regional trains are scheduled to provide 50% service during peak hours. As for the most famous of the Catalan institutions, FC Barcelona, he announced that his stadium the Camp Nou will remain closed door.