The president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, has demanded the "permanent and sustained" application of article 155 of the Constitution in Catalonia, to "restore" freedom and that children schooled in the community "can study in their mother tongue", doing thus direct reference to the situation created by the Generalitat in schools and institutes by not complying with the ruling of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) of 25% of Spanish in the classrooms.
Abascal has claimed this measure from Cornellá (Barcelona), a city to which he has traveled to commemorate the first anniversary of the party's entry into the Catalan Parliament with Ignacio Garriga as leader, an act that has been attended by the eleven regional deputies and an auditorium filled with some 700 surrendered people who received and fired Abascal shouting "president."
The leader of Vox, who criticized the independentists and the PSC harshly, focused, however, on Inés Arrimadas, president of Cs, and Alberto Núñez Feijóo, president of the PP, respectively, for leaving non-nationalist Catalans helpless after winning the 2017 elections, and for his "complicity" with the Catalan bourgeoisie, "accomplice" in turn of the separatists, in his opinion.
With a vision of Catalonia "outside the law", Abascal insisted on applying article 155 of the Constitution because "hope has been lost due to coup separatism and the accomplices who have not known how to combat independence" and warned that Vox will continue to take to court whoever breaks the laws.
A thirty-minute documentary was screened at the political event, reviewing Vox's first year in the Parliament of Catalonia after the 14-F elections. The electoral appointment resulted in the entry of the party led by Garriga and ten more deputies. For half an hour, with a certain adanista air and interspersing images of the 2021 electoral campaign, the representatives of Vox explained what they experienced then (aggressions, such as Vic's, included) and what the project defends: fighting independence and the left .
During his speech, Garriga described as "brave" those who make up the parliamentary group in Barcelona and assured that "post-separatist Catalonia is possible."
Shortly before the act began, some 150 self-proclaimed anti-fascist radicals gathered around the event site to protest the presence of Abascal, specifically, and Vox, in general, in the city. The presence of a strong Mossos d'Esquadra device prevented the radicals from approaching the auditorium.