Over 100 people attended an emergency rally in Glasgow in solidarity with Catalonia, called at only a few hours’ notice .
The rally took place on the evening of Thursday 21st September on the steps of Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and in front of the statue of Donald Dewar, the Labour politician credited with the reinauguration of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Speakers condemned the recent provocations and intimidation by the government of the Spanish state against the forthcoming Catalan independence referendum and called for self determination for Catalonia and for Scotland. The protestors carried placards and flags in solidarity with Catalan independence.
The rally was one of a number of emergency actions called by the Radical Independence Campaign (RIC), which emerged in the 2014 Scottish Independence campaign in support of the radical left’s campaign for a ‘Yes’ vote among working class communities.
A further rally will take place in Edinburgh and the protests will culminate in a march to the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh on 1st October.
EDINBURGH – MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 5-7PM SPANISH CONSULATE
SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 1PM SPANISH CONSULATE, EDINBURGH