October 28, 2017 / 12:51 PM / a year ago

Sacked Catalan president calls for opposition to Madrid

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont speaks during a ceremony after the Catalan regional Parliament declared independence from Spain in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea

MADRID (Reuters) - Sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called for a “democratic opposition” to Madrid’s takeover of the region following its declaration of independence.

“It’s very clear that the best form of defending the gains made up until now is democratic opposition to article 155,” Puigdemont said in a brief statement.

Reporting by Tomas Cobos and Andres Gonzalez; writing Jesús Aguado; Editing by Angus McSwan

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