This is taken from my answer to a Question on Quora regarding Catalonia.
The disgusting violent and illegal actions of both the Spanish Police and Government are a reaction to People’s democracy that the People of the European Union should be very concerned about.
The cowardly and self-interested reactions of the E.U and its member state Governments is a display of such unbelievable arrogance and deliberate ignorance of human rights that it should act as a warning to all people of the E.U.
We have just witnessed the true face of the E.U. Governments and Presidents. When faced with a decison that requires the E.U to uphold the rights of the People or force the self-interest of the E.U Super State onto E.U Citizens the E.U will subjugate the people rights.
Democracy is the will of the People for the people and by the People. It is not for a European Super State and the Spanish Government to ignore and act illegally against.
The European Convention of Human Rights is clear explicit and a legal requirement of both the E.U and its Member States to enforce.
“Article 10 states Freedom of expression. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.”
As one whose freedom of expression has been suppressed by both the U.K and Australian Government and the E.U who I will be taking to Court, it is a freedom I am very careful to protect.
Both the E.U and the Spanish Government must be taken to Court for what is a clear breach of Human Rights Laws. Any Police who used violence in what was a Peaceful assembly must face criminal charges. The People of Spain should seek the immediate resignation of the Spanish Prime Minister.
We must support the People of Catalonia. If we continue to allow our arrogant and dictatorial Governments to suppress our right to decide the democracy of our own lives then what little human rights we have left will be taken away.