10 March 2016

The mayor of Berga, Montserrat Venturós, is called to testify for not taking down the pro-independence flag from the Town Hall


The First Examining Magistrate’s Court of Berga summons the mayor of Berga (CUP) to testify as she is being investigated for an electoral crime. The summons comes as a result of the mayor’s refusal to remove the town hall’s pro-independence flag as ordered by the District Electoral Board. By not taking down the flag, the mayor was acting in compliance with the motion of the plenary session of the Town Hall on 6 September 2012, which ordered the permanent placement of the pro-independence flag at the Town Hall until independence is won. The Regional Electoral Board had asked several town halls to remove this flag during the electoral campaign for the elections to the Parliament of Catalonia on 27 September 2015 and the general elections on 29 December 2015. On the day of the summons, 5 April, Venturós did not appear to testify. The Court summons her again for 17 October and she again fails to appear.

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