The Spanish media are calling them ‘the silent majority’. Catalan citizens who oppose independence from Spain have arguably not been in the public eye as much as the independentists, whose rallies have had a huge following. Yet, they may not necessarily be in the minority. In the last officially-recognised regional elections, two years ago, votes for pro- and anti-secession parties were almost tied.
Danish public television interviewed a local history teacher, who favours remaining in Spain.
“The problem is not between the Spanish government and the Catalan government. The problem is between one half of the Catalan people and the other half”, José Alsina explained.