Some days ago a group of Spanish soldiers walked through the streets of Esplugues de Llobregat fully dressed in combat gear, with camouflage suits and rucksacks and carrying weapons in their hands.
The soldiers were seen at Laureà Miró road, one of the main roads of the municipality. The CUP (Candidatura d’Unitat Popular) from Esplugues de Llobregat reported the presence of soldiers and asked why they were in the streets.
In fact, the presence of soldiers in Catalan villages is an increasingly frequent occurrence. In a recent episode last September, the army set up a campsite at Saldes, at the bottom of Pedraforca, and raised a Spanish flag in a restricted area of the Natural Park. Last May the army also performed military maneuvers in the restricted area of Collserola Park (in the outskirts of Barcelona), which was reported by Televisió de Barcelona (BTV). The Council of Barcelona admitted that they had not been informed of this.
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