The village of Amer, near Girona, where exiled Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was born and grew up, has let out a call for his restoration. This Sunday, Amer held a programme of events in honour of its famous son, including an address by political scientist Ramón Cotarelo and a live video connection with Puigdemont himself from Waterloo, Belgium.
However, the most emotional moment of the day was the unveiling of a giant mural featuring a portrait of Carles Puigdemont and the phrase "No surrender".
Sempre amb el poble de Catalunya!— CRIDA NACIONAL EIXAMPLE (@CridaEixample) 27 de gener de 2019
Avui a Amer, a l'homenatge del MH President Carles Puigdemont.
Sempre amb tu President @KRLS
Gràcies @JordiMagria1 @CridaNacional pic.twitter.com/wwwLVQM6B7
"Always with the people of Catalonia! Today in Amer, at homage to the Right Honourable President Carles Puigdemont.
Always with you, President @KRLS, No surrender. Thanks." — CRIDA NACIONAL EIXAMPLE
"Come to Amer and we'll prepare the revolution. In Amer, the bad and the good are born. Porcioles [Franco-era mayor of Barcelona] was born there. Puigdemont, too." — Salvador Clarà Pons
The village event culminated in a "yellow lunch" in support of the Catalan political prisoners and exiles.