Catalonia referendum event takes place this evening

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Speakers will discuss the crisis in Catalonia  at an event in the city at seven o’clock this evening.

Organised by Cairde na Cataloine, the event will include speakers including Catalan human rights lawyer Albert Llusa and Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, as well as Gemma Tarres Colom of the Assemblea Nacional Catalana Irland.

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh was in the Catalan capital Barcelona for the historic vote one week ago as an international observer to the referendum.

The events of the day were beamed across the world; both the national police violence towards Catalan voters and the determination and will of the people of Catalonia.

The event this evening will take place at Aras na Gael at Dominick Street at 7pm, and speakers will discuss the referendum and the circumstances and history of Catalonia’s peaceful movement for independence.

The ‘yes’ campaign won the referendum one week ago, however, there were some doubts about the legitimacy of the vote as many ballots were stolen by the national police force and turnout was well below fifty percent.

Catalan seperatists are now looking towards their President Carles Puigdemont to declare independence from Spain, and to establish Europe’s newest independent republic.

You can watch a live stream of the event here, on Senator Ó Clochartaigh’s Facebook page.