Spain launches terrorism case against former Catalonia president Puigdemont

Spain’s top court has opened a terrorism investigation into Puigdemont over protests linked to the region’s failed independence referendum in 2017.

Former president of Catalonia and separatist chief Carles Puigdemont and MP Ruben Wagensberg are being investigated by the Spanish Supreme Court for alleged ‘terrorism crimes connected to the events scrutinized in the ‘Democratic Tsunami’ case,’ according to a statement released by the court.

Democratic Tsunami is a covert Catalan group that organised several protests in 2019, primarily opposing the jailing of several separatist leaders involved in the 2017 referendum.

The protests were highly disruptive and led to clashes with police as well as the blocking of Barcelona’s El Prat airport, and the cancellation of over 100 flights.

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