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In a speech entirely in Catalan, Estopa wanted to share the award with people who want a future that is "dignified, more ecological and more democratic" and with "those who want a Catalonia in solidarity with the weakest, open, egalitarian, plural, mixed-race and cosmopolitan. A true land of welcome that is an example to the whole world".

EFE, 11 July 2022

Image: The brothers David and José Muñoz, Estopa – Arnau Vidal / Government

The recognition was especially dedicated to the health sector and teachers.

The brothers David and José Muñoz, members of Estopa, have claimed this Monday a “plural and mixed” Catalonia when they received the Creu de Sant Jordi awarded by the Generalitat, which they dedicated to the health sector and teachers.

At a ceremony at the Monumental Theatre in Mataró (Barcelona), the Muñoz brothers made a brief speech on behalf of the 10 organisations that have received the award, which also include the Hipra laboratories, the Companyia Elèctrica Dharma, the Gran Teatre del Liceu Foundation and the Association for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.

In a speech entirely in Catalan, Estopa wanted to share the award with people who want a future that is “dignified, more ecological and more democratic” and with “those who want a Catalonia in solidarity with the weakest, open, egalitarian, plural, mixed-race and cosmopolitan. A true land of welcome that is an example to the whole world”.

They also dedicated special recognition to the health sector and teachers.

The Muñoz brothers called for quality public health care.

Regarding the former, the Muñoz brothers took the opportunity to call for quality public health care: “It is the most sacred thing we have, a health care system that takes care of everyone, regardless of whether we have money or not”.

As for the teachers, of whom they stressed that “they have been at the foot of the cannon” in recent years, Estopa also called for quality public education.

“There is a minority who want us to be ignorant, who don’t want us to question anything, who don’t want us to have a critical spirit, who want us to get involved in sterile debates that don’t lead to improving the lives of the citizens of Catalonia”, they added.

After also remembering their families and friends who encouraged them to start their successful career 23 years ago, the two brothers concluded: “Visca Cornellà, visca el Baix Llobregat i visca Catalunya”.

https://www.lavanguardia.com/cultura/20220711/8401285/estopa-reivindica-catalunya-plural-mestiza-creu-sant-jordi.html

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