1st Of October

I’m sorry to say that, as you may have noticed, yesterday I didn’t upload any posts due to the events occurred in Catalonia. I didn’t want to talk about politics on this blog, but what happened yesterday to my country is something I could never have imagined and I will never forget. I don’t know if you have heard of something, but I just want to let you know my opinion and this’s what my people yesterday lived.

Yesterday, my country wanted to decide its future through a referendum, while the Spanish police tried to stop people from voting. They took ballot boxes and material related to the referendum from polling stations using violence. Leaving hundreds of wounded people behind.

But all this didn’t start yesterday, during years Catalans wanted to decide in a democratic way the independence or not of the country. This month when the referendum was summoned, the Spanish government sent thousands of policemen to watch the movements of pacific people expressing their own opinions. Until it arrived to yesterday’s limits.

I was most of the day near a polling station with my family and that’s one of the reasons why yesterday I didn’t upload a post and as a sign of disagree with yesterday’s violence. That’s why I decided to write this post, to help Catalans spread the word of what happened yesterday.

I encourage you to investigate a little bit more of what’s happening in Catalonia. If you want to know more, here you have some links to yesterday’s news with some images of what happened yesterday:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/01/violence-against-catalan-voters-what-we-know-so-far

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/01/europe/catalonia-spain-independence-referendum-vote/index.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/30/world/europe/catalonia-referendum-photos.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/catalonia-independence-referendum-civil-guard-riot-violence-rubber-bullets-a7977046.html

http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2017/10/01/catalogne-des-matraques-contre-les-urnes_1600237http://www.ara.cat/en/Catalonia-is-everyones-business_0_1879612284.html

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/what-is-happening-in-catalonia-and-why-answers-here/story-DU0ib5QspH3uAFE5bFvovJ.html

http://www.ara.cat/en/Schools-Catalonia-prevent-police-sealing_0_1879012347.html

http://www.ara.cat/en/Catalan-government-Europe-Spain-EUs_0_1879612249.html

http://www.ara.cat/en/North-American-academics-condemning-Catalonia_0_1878412340.html

But this is how Catalans like to do things:

Thanks to everybody for reading my post because it really means a lot and I hope that you feel as sorry as me for the events that have happened yesterday. I also wanted to clarify that everyone can have their own oppinion, but violence is never an option.

Finally, if you have found this post interesting, help me spread the word and share it with your family, friends and people you know!

Love, M.

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20 thoughts on “1st Of October”

  1. I am sorry to hear that violence took place in your place. SEE IN LIFE EVERY THING WILL NOT HAPPEN AS TO HOW WE LIKE BUT WE MUST TAKE ALL THINGS WHICH HAPPEN TO BE THE ALMIGHTY ‘s decession. DO YOUR DUTY AND LEAVE THE REST TO GOD.

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    1. As per News paper there was protest made by students and other cotizens against the police action on Tuesday the 3rd October In Catalina. did you participate and I hope you didnt get hurt.

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      1. Yeah, it’s true. There was a general stop in my country where everyone who wanted didn’t go to work and went to their town or main cities to protest against what happend on the 1st of October. I did participate and don’t worry, in Catalonia all the protest are 100% pacific besides what happend during last Sunday because of the Spanish police. Thanks for asking!

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    1. Yeah, thanks for sharing this in your Twitter. There’s so much going on in the world and everyone should be aware of it. It really means a lot to Catalans when other countrys are interested in their issues! <3

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      1. We are one world. I can’t see things in terms of countries, race, religion, etc. We are human beings that inhabit the same planet. We should all unite together. Keep strong, one person can make a big difference.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about what is happening! I was thinking of you when I heard about it, and I hope that despite what is happening you continue to have hope for what is to come <3 very brave of you to talk about it, and I hope you stay safe and okay xx

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words girl! It makes me so happy to hear all the kind comments. Luckily, I’m safe and don’t worry, I still have hope for what is to come. And also here things are in a more state of calm. Thanks for asking! <3

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