Marc Herman

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As Catalan Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont rose to speak about his region's vote in the referendum to secede from Spain, few knew what he planned to say.

As recently as two weeks ago, Catalan secessionists faced a steep legal route to justifying independence.

However, attacks by Spanish police on unarmed participants of this region's October 1 vote allowed Puigdemont's secessionists to win the moral argument, shifting the debate from the referendum's constitutionality -- Spain's supreme court had prohibited it -- to whether Catalans had a fundamental right to speech, assembly and self-determination.

Puigdemont rose to speak knowing the debate was no longer over Catalonia's right to independence.…  Seguir leyendo »