Interestingly enough what most of the people say is that there’s nothing to negotiate. A regional government has been working on the shadow towards secession, using public money and resources, conspiring against the country, and now they have declared (and suspended) a “republic”. Obviously if they declare the independence there’s nothing to negotiate with them, not with those actors.
Again, it’s not Catalonia, it’s the politicians and public servants who committed sedition. And if you are going to talk about “people”, the independence never reached not even a 50% in any survey, poll, voting, elections, “referendum” or anything. I know that the marketing campaign that the independentists have made is good, but come on, how can so many people oversee this fact…
As for the violence and repression, the local government gave instructions to the hospitals and healthcare workers to count ALL the issues 1-O related. The count went super high due to more than dubious practices denounced by hospital workers, like counting people with anxiety, dehydration, and what not. The local government claimed a “massacre” of almost 1,000 “dead”. Reality says something very different: only 2 people, TWO PEOPLE, were hospitalized. One of them because of a heart attack suffered when watching the events. Many pictures and videos of the same scenes form different angles. Many videos and many pictures of DIFFERENT demonstrations, from other years, some of them in Catalonia, showing the local police hitting the poor and noble Catalan people… lol. Oh, irony.
What’s next? to intervene the autonomy. Why? because it’s what the law says: if a regional government acts persistently against the law, and doesn’t correct their behaviour, it will be suspended. This has happened in other countries too, like in UK, 3 times (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/oct/14/qanda.northernireland).
Puigdemont and Junts per Si have fucked up big time, but they play their cards not bad. Banks and other businesses are moving their headquarters or even the companies outside Catalonia, because of the lack of legal protection (the local government has acted against all the possible laws, even their own laws), the radical CUP is talking about controlling people’s cash movements and expropriating companies, documents inculpating of sedition are being found by the police, the secession doesn’t count with the support of Europe as the politicians have been telling their people… but some people keep talking about an oppressed (yet nonexistent) nation of prosperous future.