Ricard López, 3 September 2022
President of Parliament, Carme Forcadell, and President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, in 2017 / CG
Societat Civil Catalana (SCC) will rememorate the ‘coup’ of 2017 in a public ceremony next Wednesday in Barcelona together with Carlos Carrizosa (Cs), Alejandro Fernández (PP), David Pérez (PSC) and the former leftist deputy Lluís Rabell
Societat Civil Catalana (SCC) will rememorate next Wednesday in a public ceremony together with several constitutionalist leaders the five years of the “devastating” plenary session of September 6 and 7, 2017 in the Parliament of Catalonia, when the secessionist parties approved the so-called “laws of disconnection” prior to the referendum on October 1, which sought to end the Spanish Constitution and the Statute.
Next week will be the fifth anniversary of that plenary session of the Parlament, in which Junts pel Sí –formation made up of ERC and the former Convergència– and the CUP approved the so-called Referendum Law and the Legal and Foundational Transience Law of the republic, with which they intended to give legal protection to the ultra-nationalist unilateral voting on October 1.
To rememorate that “nationalist attack on current legislation”, Societat Civil Catalana (SCC) will hold a round table on September 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Barcelona Bar Association under the title “A lie with devastating consequences”, in which Carlos Carrizosa (Cs), Alejandro Fernández (PP), David Pérez (PSC) and Lluís Rabell, at that time parliamentary leader of Catalunya Sí Que Es Pot, will participate.
In a statement, SCC considers that those “surreal”, “heartbreaking” and “convulsive” days for Spanish and European democracy represented a “challenge to legality” and a “coup d’état against the constitutional order”.
“Economic decline, fracture and erosion of democracy”
Although the constitutionalist entity recalls that “with the passage of time, prominent independence leaders would admit that the process initiated on September 6 and 7, 2017 was something similar to a decoy, a bluff or a well-dramatized farce, five years later Catalonia still pays the consequences of that nonsense, in the form of economic decline, social fracture and erosion of democratic quality”.
For all these reasons, in that round table on September 7, SCC will give a voice to constitutionalist deputies who were in opposition at that time, and who will analyze said sessions and their consequences.