The Catalan pro-independence movement has proven to be a resilient force in the face of repression. Despite the Spanish government’s efforts to quell the movement, it has managed to maintain a strong presence and continue to push for independence.
In recent months, the movement has organized massive demonstrations, with thousands of people taking to the streets to demand their right to self-determination. These protests have been met with heavy-handed police tactics, but the movement has not been deterred. Instead, it has only grown stronger, with more and more people joining the cause.
One of the strengths of the Catalan pro-independence movement is the potential to force political parties to move forward toward independence. In recent years, pro-independence parties have won elections and gained a majority in the Catalan parliament. However, the government has refused to take decisive steps to achieve independence. It could change if civil society keeps highly mobilizing and pressuring the political class.
It is clear then that the Catalan pro-independence movement is not going away anytime soon. The people of Catalonia are deeply committed to their cause and will continue to fight for their right to self-determination. The Spanish government would be wise to listen to the voices of the Catalan people and work towards a peaceful and democratic resolution of the issue.