The protests led by the Democratic Tsunami (TsunamiDemocratic) returned to Catalonia. A movement that mobilized demonstrators through social networks led to the blockade of la Jonquera – the largest border crossing between Spain and France. Protest leaders say they are "blocking the road to show that dialogue is the only way to resolve the conflict between Barcelona and Madrid."
/ Alejandro Garcia / PAP / EPA
] 128 km from Barcelona, the border area is the fastest and most convenient route to get from Spain to France. On average, 12,000 lorries and 40,000 passenger cars beat it in the same direction on average. Today at least a thousand vehicles are stuck within kilometers of traffic jams, because of the appeal of Democratic Tsunami demonstrators blocking the same way.
As reported by the Catalan media, a stage has been set up along the way from France where, according to DT announcements, concerts will take place. Protesters have warned that it will last until Wednesday.
Protesters blocking the road carried banners saying "Spain sit and talk". The Spanish and Catalan police did not allow more people to come to the protest site.
On Friday, the Democratic Tsunami issued a communiqué announcing that it would take action – the most ambitious of all. In mid-October, after being punished by Catalan politicians and social activists, he blocked the Barcelona airport.
Yesterday, the parliamentary elections were held in Spain, where the socialists won. More than 40 places in Parliament will take MPs in favor of holding a referendum in Catalonia, with more than 20 supporters rallying in the region far from Spain.
VOX – the ultra-right party that won 52 seats has been announced to challenge Catalan autonomy in the Constitutional Court. It also called for the abolition of freedom and nationalist groups in all regions.