If reports are to be believed, Pro-separatist Catalan President Carles Puigdemont will not back down. Therefore, Spain’s eight-day deadline for Catalonia to drop its independence bid will almost prove baseless. Democracy Now got the privilege to interview Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange as he shared his opinion regarding Catalonia’s independence.
Transcript From The Video Posted By Julian Assange
Julian Assange: The Spanish state security is repressive toward the Catalonian population, make it easy for them to understand the structure of Catalonian society—who speaks to who, what do they speak about, who’s important, who’s not important, etc.
Julain Assange: Protect Your Community (Catalans)
Assange further told Catalans to protect each other, “So, you protect yourself, you protect your friends. If you protect your friends, you protect your community. If you protect the community, you protect the whole society.
In a situation like this, where there is serious repression developing against people who are trying to communicate their political desires, then, actually, we have a responsibility. A burden falls upon us, those people who understand, to try and teach everyone else.”
Assange further gave a full-length interview with the Democracy Now. He spoke about the whole conflict, the interference of the US etc.