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Saturday, 12 december 2009 | Daily Telegraph


A Public Reply to the Daily Telegraph (III)

Your report of December 11 (“Catalonia holds referendums to push for independence from Spain”) offers a good account of what’s at stake in the largely symbolic referendums on independence that will be held across Catalonia on December 13 and of some of the reasons behind them. Once again, however – we already pointed that out with respect to an earlier story ("A Public Reply to the Daily Telegraph"), where exactly the same photograph was used – the picture accompanying the text doesn’t represent the spirit or the reality of the local consultations. The pro-independence movement in Catalonia is certainly not the affair of a bunch of raving flag-burners, but the quiet expression of the will of a peaceful people. A much better illustration of this weekend’s events would have been a photograph of a little old lady casting her vote.

(Arenys de Munt, September 13, 2009)

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