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Catalan president in exile, Carles Puigdemont, has asked the Spanish government and its representative in Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera, to give an explanation for the behaviour of a Civil Guard officer stopped by Catalan police on Thursday night who was a member of an organised squad dedicated to removing yellow ribbons. In a tweet, the exiled president has demanded an "urgent" clarification because what he calls the "Go get 'em!" attitude - "approved by king Felipe VI" - is getting out of hand and threatens to worsen the wave of violence that has been unleashed". 

Puigdemont's tweet made a sizable impact on social media. Responding to it, Junts per Catalunya Badalona queried that while the Spanish government's Catalonia delegate Teresa Cunillera is focused on a banner that is "protected by the freedom of expression, Civil Guard agents have been caught in 'squads', and Spanish National police officers have attacked photojournalist Jordi Borràs and insulted pro-independence MPs."

Photojournalist Jordi Borràs, who was assaulted by a Spanish police officer in central Barcelona in July in broad daylight, also turned to Twitter over the Civil Guard issue - not to ask for explanations, but to demand the outright resignation of Teresa Cunillera. The reasons he mentioned in his argument were the same as in the tweet above.

Puigdemont then quoted the Borràs tweet and added to it, saying that as well as the list of aggressions, a further point to include was "those who place illegal devices under cars". According to the president in exile these people "believe they are immune from punishment but their time will come to respond to justice. European justice, naturally", affirms Puigdemont.