1. Let's follow along with what happens today with Sánchez's visit to the Liceo in Barcelona to announce the separatist pardons. Catalan government is not going and the first demonstrators are already outside the front door, which the police are guarding.
2. “Everyone to the Liceo!”, says the ANC banner. Supposed to start at 10:30 a.m., an hour and a half before Sanchez's event. Will lots of people turn up? Could they even prevent the Prime Minister from getting inside? Or will it just be a few people?
3. Omnium has so far just put up a small banner in front of the Líceo: “amnesty and self-determination”, it reads. “Today we will make it very clear to Pedro Sánchez", the organisation says in a tweet, “pardons don't solve anything”.
10. The latest separatist leader invited who has announced to the world that he is not going to Sánchez's event at the Liceo is Quim Torra, yesterday, because “I never attend the paternalistic colonial propaganda events of his Spanish government”.
13. Catalan Police must not be very sure of what is about to happen with Sánchez at the Liceo. After the red smoke cannister is set off, they bring in more riot vans to create a bigger physical barrier between protesters and the door.
16. Here is the moment of Sánchez triumphant arrival at the Liceo in Barcelona, amid smoke cannisters, Catalan police riot vans and nervous security officers. “Son of a bitch! Bastard!”, the crowd yells at him.
18. They've ruined Sanchez's big announcement in Barcelona. As soon as the PM announced the Spanish government will approve the separatist pardons tomorrow, “in the constitutional spirit of harmony”, people inside Liceo started protesting loudly.
19. “We can't start from scratch”, Sanchez said, concluding, “but we can start anew. There is a path. Tomorrow we can change the lives of nine people and I hope we can begin to change the history of all men and all women. Catalonia, Catalan men and Catalan women, we love you”.
20. Separatist youth organisation Arran claims the interruption of Sánchez as soon as the Prime Minister announced that tomorrow there will be pardons. “Long live the land! Independence is the only solution!”, he shouted as he pulled out a separtist flag.
22. Juan Marín (Ciudadanos, Deputy First Minister of Andalusia): “It is a sad day for democracy. Sánchez's plan not to lose power comes to fruition. We Spaniards are in the hands of a Prime Minister who shows contempt for justice”.
25. Catalan separatists have "shagged your wife and slapped you in the face", says Almeida (PP, Mayor of Madrid) after Sánchez speaks. “As well as the pardons, putting up with them not accepting the pardons, boasting and saying they will do it again”.
26. Abascal (Vox) recalls “the indissoluble unity of the Spanish Nation, the common and indivisible homeland of all Spaniards”. “Weakening this unity by pardoning the coup leaders tramples on the Constitution and, more seriously, betrays Spain. #TRAITOR”.
27. El Confidential, citing the usual anonymous sources, says that the release of the separatist prisoners could be a matter of hours tomorrow and could even happen before the publication of the pardons in the official gazette.
28. Offiically, the Supreme Court says it knows nothing about that and that in theory the pardons first have to appear in the gazette and then the judges have to draw up the new sentencing orders, which are then sent to the prison, etc.
29. Puigdemont: “The spirit of the Liceo has been born” to “challenge the spirit of October 1 2017 and encourage those who seek to neutralise the independence movement [...] Pedro Sánchez's arrogant speech does not fool anyone: it announces a renewal of the 1978 regime”.
30. Vox suggests it will undertake some kind of action but followers and the Nation must wait on tenterhooks as “drums” beat and “battle” is prepared. First, the official gazzette. If, as El Confidential suggested earlier, they are released before then, what will Abascal do?
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