Carles Puigdemont Arrested in Germany

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Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont
Police intercepted Puigdemont near the Danish border when he was returning to Belgium. (Photo taken from http://www.catalannews.com).

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Germany on a European arrest warrant

Police intercepted Puigdemont near the Danish border when he attempted to return to Belgium, according to his lawyer, Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas.

Mr Puigdemont “was arrested today at 11:19 am by Schleswig-Holstein’s highway patrol force,” said a German police spokesman.

Within hours, thousands of people assembled in Barcelona to protest Mr Puigdemont’s arrest, with videos of the crowds circulating on social media.

Taken from https://news.sky.com

 

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