Massive Strikes of Catalan university and high school students to defend the 1-Oct Referendum
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School students block main highways in Barcelona 27 /09/17
Student unions caledl for a mobilization from the classrooms between Wednesday and Friday.
Students are expected to block roads, occupy buildings and are supported by the teachers, and left wing unions. the State prosecutors sent warnings that teachers and parents will be held responsible for any damage.
The Student Union also convened a general strike at High Schools on Wednesday 27, and urged students to join the demonstrations planned at noon.
Representatives of platform ‘Universities for a Republic’, at a press conference (ACN)
The unitary platform “Universities for the Republic” has called a two-day strike in Catalan universities – Thursday, 28, and Friday, 29 – to denounce what they consider “the judicial and police prosecution we suffer from the Spanish State and the hidden state of emergency that has been installed in Catalonia “.
The anarchist General Confederation of Workers (CGT) of Catalonia and various smaller unions have presented a notice of call for a general strike from wed Oct 3rd. see here https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/…/catalan-referendum-c…/ ….
Catalan Police have been ordered by the Central Govt to seal off the over 2000 polling stations before Sunday and charge those responsible for allowing them, many of them school principles.
The local police have neither the capacity nor the will to break up the expected mass pickets, and National and paramilitary forces are being deployed.
The Student Platform spokesman, Jordi Vives, has demanded that next Sunday, he can vote.“That on October 1 the referendum can be held in full normality in order to start the path to the constituent process.”
The students have confirmed that they will keep up the occupation of the historic building of the University of Barcelona to make it a meeting point for the people mobilized.The Lleida and Girona Universities are also permanently occupied Continue reading “‘Spain’ accuses 100,000 Catalans of Sedition.. Schools on Strike.. Universities Occupied”