Protests erupted in Catalan cities as well as Madrid on Wednesday after Spanish authorities ramped up their efforts to thwart the northeastern region's upcoming independence referendum by storming ministries and seizing nearly 10 million ballot papers and detaining at least a dozen high ranking local officials.
Catalunya wants to be a protagonist among the Peoples of Europe and not to be subaltern of the old Spain that still wants to live on rents and privileges as in the dark times of repression
Spain has never been that into democracy.
… and guess what would happen if democracy started to break out here ?!