巴塞罗那大集会要求释放被监禁的加泰罗尼亚领导人

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月12日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

加泰罗尼亚独立支持者举行抗议示威
加泰罗尼亚独立支持者举行抗议示威

近来遭受重创的加泰罗尼亚独立运动星期六在首府巴塞罗那举行了大型抗议示威活动,要求释放被监禁的独立领导人、承认加泰罗尼亚共和国。

10月27号加泰罗尼亚议会投票独立后西班牙政府立刻接管了加泰罗尼亚,随后逮捕了十几名独立派领导人。加泰罗尼亚自治区主席普伊格德蒙特逃往比利时。

一些被逮捕的加泰罗尼亚地方政府领导人的亲属参加了抗议集会。

前加泰罗尼亚议会议长弗卡德利星期五交保获释。弗卡德利没有参加星期六的游行。

虽然西班牙政府的行动几乎彻底挫败泰罗尼亚独立运动,不过星期六仍然有70万支持者参加了抗议活动。

独立运动内部虽然有不同意见,组织者动用了900辆大巴从附近的城镇运来了支持者。

目前在比利时的前加泰罗尼亚自治区主席普伊格德蒙特通过事先录制的视频发表讲话:“我们不要惧怕那些企图切断我们的自由,摧毁我们的机构的人。”

一位活动人士告诉美国之音,他们没有预想到西班牙政府会采取如此强硬的手段。

独立运动联盟内部也四分五裂,一些极左派组织到布鲁塞尔与普伊格德蒙特会面。普伊格德蒙特正在设法组织一个联合阵线,挑战西班牙总理拉荷义提出的12月21号举行地区选举的决定。

一位不透露姓名的前政府官员告诉美国之音,他担心未来会爆发暴力冲突。

独立团体本星期号召总罢工未得到巴塞罗那工会力量的大力响应;不过一部分街头活动人士拦堵道路和高速公路,造成了城市瘫痪。

Huge Rally in Barcelona Demands Jailed Separatists' Release

Catalonia's battered independence movement staged a massive protest Saturday in Barcelona, demanding the release of jailed leaders and recognition of a separate Catalan republic.

Spain's central government imposed direct rule on Catalonia immediately after its regional parliament voted for independence on October 27. It arrested dozens of secessionist politicians, causing the head of the regional government, Carles Puigdemont, to flee to Belgium.

Relatives of eight jailed members of the dissolved regional government and two jailed activists headed the march, carrying banners with their portraits.

Even though Madrid's virtual decapitation of the Catalonian secessionist leadership has left the independence movement badly split, the ANC and another organization called Omnium Cultural turned out more than 700,000 protesters Saturday, according to Barcelona police. Other estimates put the figure between 500,000 and 600,000.

Despite major divisions among Catalans themselves over secession from Spain, the organizers mobilized their massive turnout by hiring 900 buses to drive supporters from Girona and other outlying towns that are the bastions of the independence movement.

The secessionist coalition itself also is fractured.

Heads of the separatist PEdeCAT, Catalan Republican Left and the extreme leftist CUP have traveled to Brussels for meetings with Puigdemont, who is trying to cobble together a united front for independence to contest the December 21 regional elections called by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Spanish government analysts fear that a disconnect could develop between the politicians and radical activists, who may opt for more violent tactics.

A general strike called by independence groups this week had a scarce following among Barcelona's labor force. Groups of street activists managed to shut down the city, however, by blocking railroad and highway arteries.