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

Sacked Catalan president calls for opposition to Madrid

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.

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

“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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