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King of Spain Renews Unity Call during Christmas Message

  • King of Spain, Felipe VI, renewed unity call during his Christmas message and urged Catalonian people to choose coexistence instead of confrontation. He went on to praise creative spirit as well as openness of Catalonia and highlighted the problems that the recently elected leaders at Catalan parliament would face, which will ultimately affect all people of Catalonia. King Felipe VI avoided mentioning leaders of the Catalan separatist movement and chose a more conciliatory and cautious message on Christmas. However, some Catalans have shown anger after the Christmas message of King Felipe VI as he didn’t mention the heavy-handed Spanish police operation for blocking the vote.