Guardia Civil in Catalan independence Twitter trouble

LAST UPDATED: 22 Dec, 2013 @ 11:56
Guardia Civil in Catalan independence Twitter trouble

CATALANS are asking Spain’s Guardia Civil to apologise for a “joke” tweet, threatening combat vehicles on the streets if they vote for independence.

The north eastern region has plans for a referendum on independence, which its President Artur Mas says will be held in November next year.
The central government in Madrid is having none of it – calling the vote unconstitutional, and insisting it will never happen.

Social media in Catalonia is alive with debate on the subject, with the hashtag #sisi – calling for people to vote “yes” – trending. Opinion polls suggest a vote – if it’s ever held – would be close.

A tweet sent from an account seemingly run by members of the Guardia Civil has sparked a furore, however, implying that they would be sent in if Catalonia voted for independence, and asking Catalans if they would prefer to have armed men marching down the main street in Barcelona, or armoured combat vehicles instead.


  1. Miquel,
    many Brits come to Spain and know zero about Iberian history, you can see their stupid comments about Cataluyna.

    The Catalans are not Spanish and never wanted to be a part of it – they were invaded towards the end of the 18th century by the pero castillanos.

    Same goes for the Euskadi – the Inquisition was used to rob them of much of their territories, same thing in France.

    Go Catalans – Go Euskadi – bagoas og ban.