Orihuela (province of Alicante): 77,000 inhabitants, 20,000 on the road
Thousands demonstrate for the free choice of language!
The parents' association FAPA Gabriel Miró had called for a protest against the „Ley del Plurilingüismo“ (Multilingualism Law), because this law does not promote multilingualism, but aims to oust Spanish from the classroom. In the province of Alicante, as part of the Comunidad Valenciana, the overwhelming majority speaks only Spanish and no Valenciano at all, no wonder that the protest is initially most fierce here. It's as if in London lessons have to be taught in Liverpool-English (Scouse!).
The main demonstration took place on Saturday in Orihuela, some of the demonstrators arrived by bus and filled the streets the biggest crowd the place had ever seen. In 12 other cities of the Comunidad Valencia there were rallies of support, as shown here in the picture from Valencia with the demands: „Freedom of choice of language“, „Stop the dictatorship of language“, „Let the families decide and not the politicians“, „Spain without linguistic obstacles“.
Against the Fraud Language Law
Demonstration Sat 18 January!
Free Election of Language!
There is growing resistance against the so-called „Ley del Plurilingüismo“ (Multilingual Law), many AMPA's (parents' associations) have already protested) and are calling for demonstrations on Saturday 18 January.
Parents have long called it „Ley del Timolingüismo“ (Fraud Language Law) because, under the pretext of strengthening the teaching of English, more and more Valenciano is being taught in schools instead of Spanish.
For 2020 to be a year that defuses the Catalonia conflict
Happy New Year!
Politics in Spain is currently dominated by the question of whether Sanchez will succeed in forming a government. To do so, he will have to make compromises with the Catalan ERC.
It is pointless to indulge in speculation about this, in a few days we will know the result. This blog will continue to provide important information about the Catalan conflict.
The organisation Hablamos Español is calling for demonstrations against the language imposition at 5 locations in the Comunidad Valenciana on January, 18.Read the call for demonstrations »