It is reported that Spanish police violently tried to stop a referendum on Catalan independence from Spain which had been declared illegal by the Spanish courts.
The Catalan folk have long said,
That their small enclave on the Med,
Should from Spain independent be,
So that its people can be free.
They’ve had this view a long long time,
As I am telling you in rhyme,
But the Government in Madrid,
Has always tried to keep a lid,
On any separatist dissent,
And never on this would relent.
So when the Catalans declared,
That people’s views should now be aired,
By voting in favour or not,
You might think it had lost the plot.
It blocked the voting in the court,
To try to take away support,
Then when the people didn’t cease
It sent in riotous police.
The police with a heavy hand,
Said, “Voting here has just been banned.
You have to disperse very quick,
Or else we’ll hit you with our sticks.”
They didn’t go, so some were bashed,
As voters and police then clashed,
And injured ones went pretty fast,
To where they sold Elastoplast.
They got patched up as you could see,
From images on the TV,
And police tactics could not hide,
As pictures quickly went worldwide.
The EU was asked for its view,
But words it uttered were so few,
That people started to conclude,
That in this Inter-Spanish feud,
They thought the separatists should pay,
But didn’t really want to say.
We don’t know what will happen next,
With everybody pretty vexed;
The whole wide world now waits agog,
And you can read it in my blog.
Image – Mutxamel, subido por Rastrojo / Wikimedia commons