According to him, the result of the past 1 October a referendum autonomy has received a mandate from the people to become an independent state. "Millions of people in Catalonia believe the only option to Catalonia became an independent state," — said Pujdeme.
The performance was scheduled for 18.00 local time, but at the last moment was postponed in connection with necessity of additional consultations.
At the outset Putteman said that "no plans, no threats or insults," and wants to "de-escalate tensions". "We're not criminals, we're not crazy, we're not a coup, we are normal people, who are asking to have the opportunity to vote. We have nothing against Spain and Spanish people", — said the head of government, referring to the Spanish authorities.
In Barcelona on Tuesday, were strengthened security measures. The territory of the Parliament of Catalonia and Park of the Citadel, in which it is located, was completely cordoned off by the Catalan police. As reported from Barcelona correspondent of Russian service bi-Bi-si, many local residents brought to the building of the Parliament of the Catalan Escalade (flags for independence), and banners reading "democracy" and cloves.
A few hours before the speech Pokdemon, as reported by the Barcelona European editor of Bi-bi-si Katya Adler, no one, including the companions of the Catalan leader, do not know whether on Tuesday proclaimed the independence of autonomy.
The Spanish government, faced with the most serious political crisis in the country after the military coup of 1981, warned that will promptly respond to any unilateral Declaration of independence and take measures "to restore law and democracy".
Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said on Monday: "I urge reasonable people in the Catalan government... don't jump off a cliff, because you will pull with them people." The mayor of Barcelona Hell Cola called Pokdemon and the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, to "de-escalate the crisis".
Earlier, the two largest EU countries — France and Germany — supported the unity of Spain and against the unilateral Declaration of independence of Catalonia. On Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a conversation with Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, as reported by her press Secretary, not only reiterated its support for the unity of Spain, but also called for dialogue between the warring parties. France warned that it did not recognize Catalonia if the region unilaterally declared independence.
A referendum on independence, which recognize neither the Spanish authorities nor the European Union, and which before was frozen by the Constitutional court of the Kingdom, took place on 1 October. 90 percent of the 2.3 million Catalans who came to the unrecognized and denied Madrid a referendum, voted for secession from Spain. The turnout according to the Catalan authorities, was 43%.
About 900 people were injured as a result of the actions of the police who tried to prevent the vote. As a result of collisions of participants of the referendum and police officers injured, 33 of a custody order. Later, the Spanish government of Catalonia has brought apology for the tough action of the police in the referendum, while accusing the Catalan government of illegal voting.