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The Democratic Tsunami case doesn't even forgive musical protests. The traditional Saint Stephen's Day concert that the Orfeó Català choir offers every year in Barcelona's Palau de la Música has also become material for investigation, according to the case summary to which has had access. The Civil Guard has included in its report the pro-independence and "freedom" chants that were heard at the end of the traditional concert as well as the banners supporting the Democratic Tsunami protest platform which members of the choir displayed in their performance on the day of Sant Esteve, December 26th, 2019.

The summary of the terrorism investigation by judge Manuel García-Castellón reveals that the Civil Guard was authorized by the National Audience to intercept mobile phone data for about forty politicians and independence activists, in the years 2019 and 2020, and in some cases, to introduce remote software. However, in addition to listening to the conversations of those under investigation, the Civil Guard also analyzed events such as the protests at the Barça-Madrid football match that took place on December 18th at the Camp Nou and the traditional end-of-year choral concert at the Palau de la Música.


Tsunami in the choir

"Continuing with the protest actions by Tsunami Democràtic, whose demonstrated purpose is none other than the independence of Catalonia, on 26/12/2019 and on the occasion of the traditional annual Saint Stephen's Day concert, held at the Palau de la Música Catalana and attended by the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, this platform ended with chants of "independence" and "freedom", at the same time displaying a Democratic Tsunami banner, held up by some members of the choir itself", explains the Civil Guard with explanations accompanying images of the large banner which the choir of the Palace are holding unfurled while pro-independence estelada flags are also displayed among the audience.

The narrative of the Civil Guard, probably unaware that, year after year, this event usually ends with staunch messages and proclamations, explains that these events took place at the end of the concert and that even children took part. "Furthermore, even minors displayed banners indicating: 'freedom for political prisoners'," it states.

Roads blocked with courgettes

The Civil Guard report also contains some curiosities, such as the fact that the investigators were not surprised that Tsunami included 100 courgettes or 5 flowerpots among the equipment needed for camping and roadblocks. In fact, in the list of material that, according to the Civil Guard, the people investigated exchanged via messages, were 100 units of courgettes and 5 flower pots, with numerous confusions caused by misspellings and mistranslations.

Despite the absurdity of the anecdotes, it is a terrorism investigation and these lists of materials are included among the arguments with which, "given the seriousness of the inferred crimes", extension of phone spyware or surveillance was requested of the court.