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    What to say? Whichever side one is on, this is a sad day for Spain. The country seems stuck in a moment that it can’t get out of. 1/

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    Both sides appealing to legitimacy, one referring to law, other questioning those laws. This makes situation in Catalunya so tricky. 2/

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    83 years to the month, Catalan independence was declared. It did not last, was followed by most violent period in modern Spanish history. 3/

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    Although societal polarisation may not resemble that of the 1930s, last months' events brought back memories of darker times. 4/

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    Growing societal rifts within Spain & within Cataluyna when economic recovery is fragile & politicians myopic, could turn sour. 5/

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    I hope peace & dialogue prevail. We should never underestimate the fragility of our democracies that allow us to live peaceful together. 6/

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    My thoughts are with the people in Spain & Catalunya tonight. 7/

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