Leanne Wood Leader of Plaid Cymru makes clear statement condemning Spanish repression in Catalonia

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has condemned the Spanish Government repression in Catalonia, saying: “In a democratic country it is crucial that citizens are able to debate the future of their nation.

“The Catalan people are asking only for a vote on their nation’s future and for the Spanish Government to respond with threats and repression falls far short of modern democratic standards.

“Democracy and civil rights must be respected and the Catalan people must be allowed to hold a peaceful, transparent and democratic consultation on their nation’s future. I condemn any attempt to block that process.

“I call on all democrats to condemn the actions of the Spanish state and express solidarity with the Catalan people and their right to vote.”

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