Barcelona Updated:14/02/2020 14:01h
Ada Colau and his team of government (PSC and common) already have on the table the court order that forces them to withdraw in an “immediate and definitive” all the symbols of partisan and ties yellow independence the building of the city Council of Barcelona and all its municipal offices.
In a statement, signed on 11 February and released on Friday, the Court of the Contentious-Administrative number 6 of Barcelona estimates partially the claim of the association of Lawyers of Catalan by the Constitution and two literate individuals, who last summer petitioned for the removal of these symbols-partisan municipal offices.
The magistrate considered that the action of the city Council of Barcelona, violates “the fundamental right to equality of the appellants as enshrined in article 14 of the Spanish Constitution”, which reads that “spaniards are equal before the law, without which it can prevail any discrimination for reasons of birth, race, sex, religion, opinion or any other condition or personal or social circumstance”.
In addition, the judgment recalls the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, High Court that remembers that the public institutions should maintain neutrality on the basis that they represent all citizens and not only a part of this. In this case, ties yellow are only representative of the supporters of the secession of Catalonia.
However, the magistrate judge -whose decision may be appealed by the parties within a period of fifteen days – it does not consider that it violates “freedom of ideology of the recurring”, such as requesting these, on the basis of article 16 of the Constitution.
In any case, Colau you must remove all the symbols-partisan municipal offices, including ties yellow are the ones that prevail in the public spaces in Catalonia. The large yellow ribbon of the facade of the building of the town hall removed Colau in the election period and not looks since September. Yes there is, however, a variety of links, banners, and symbols-partisan in other buildings, and municipal offices.
Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/espana/catalunya/barcelona/abci-justicia-ordena-colau-retirar-simbologia-independentista-edificios-y-dependencias-municipales-202002141401_noticia.html