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Strong criticisms from the far-right against the Spanish government for having allowed the "illegal" event launching the 'yes' campaign for the 1st October referendum to go ahead in the Tarraco Arena, Tarragona, yesterday, Mariano Rajoy's government having only sent a warning. The event, attended by at least 8,000 people, was headed by Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and vice-president Oriol Junqueras.

Madrid media outlets and well-known journalists on Twitter have strongly attacked the event, but also the "inaction" of the central government towards it.

Among them, Isabel San Sebastián:

Translation: First meeting for the illegal referendum in Catalonia. The Tarragona government is smoking a joint with the Constitutional Court's ban. AND NOTHING HAPPENS.

More critical of Rajoy was the spokesperson for Libres e Iguales (Free and Equal), Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo:

The government: "We've anticipated all scenarios". // All, except the scenario of the illegal meeting of Puigdemont and Junqueras.

Meanwhile, journalist for Spanish newspaper ABC, Hermann Tertsch, tweeted:

All all European countries, without exception, Puigdemont, Junqueras and the others would have been in prison for ages. Logically. No question.