Mustafa AY – TDO – 17.09.2017 Carles Puigdemont -Catalan Regional Administration leader- called for commencing the referendum campaigns aiming at seceding from Spain and declaring independence. However, the Constitutional Court tried to inhibit Catalonia’s efforts of independence from Spain by enforcing bans before. Catalan administration has just announced that they are going to administer an independence referendum on 1 October. So, Catalans transgressed the Constitutional Court’s decision.
Before and after the violation, Madrid threatened Catalan regional government with both arresting the 700 pro-independence Mayors and cutting off the budget that has been allocated to Catalonia at regular intervals. Madrid, with those threats, tried to deter the chief campaigners from administering the referendum. Despite all the threats Catalan politicians confronted with, they decisively proceed with their cause.