Adams congratulates Catalans on 'inspiring' demonstration of democracy
Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has congratulated pro-independence parties who have won a clear majority in yesterday's regional election in Catalonia.
Gerry Adams said:
“I wish to congratulate the people of Catalonia and the Catalan independence movement for this inspiring demonstration of democratic power with 1.9 million citizens supporting pro-independence parties.
“There is now a clear mandate for an independent Catalan state and an unstoppable demand for a referendum on independence.
“I urge the Spanish government to immediately enter into formal negotiations with Catalan representatives on this issue.
“The voice of the Catalan people must be heard.”