"European Parliament: Whatever happened to my vote?"Over 10.000 EU citizens gathered outside the European Parliament on the 2nd of July, protesting that three Catalan MEPs, who were elected in May, have been prevented from taking their seats by the Spanish authorities in collusion with Antonio Tajani. This is a most European video by Huib J. Lirb, Laura Prat Bertrams and Pere Vives Batista, partly spoken in Dutch, French, English and Catalan. Contains a fragment of a forceful speech by Irish Sinn Fein MEP, Matt Carthy, who said the "credibility" of the parliament and of democracy was being undermined by the banning of the Catalan MEP's. Also contains a brief speech delivered by Laura Prat on the eve of the manifestation, at a conference in the old city centre, at which occasion she asked the attendees to sign her petition. This petition from EU citizens is intended to urge Dutch Members of Parliament to actively concern themselves with the problem of political prosecutions in Spain intended. The video at the same time serves a video souvenir, providing an impression of the impressive manifestation with which the Catalans "filled the city of Strasbourg."
Please sign the petition intended for the Dutch Parliament: spanje.cat
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