Six-month suspension for CUP MP Pau Juvillà over yellow ribbon protest
Juvillà refused to take the ribbons down from his party's office in Lleida town council after a court order
Catalonia's High Court has suspended CUP MP Pau Juvillà for 6 months and handed him a €1,080 fine for disobedience. Juvillà, currently the third secretary of the Catalan Parliamentary Bureau, represented CUP as a local councillor in Lleida. As such, he refused to take down yellow ribbons (used to protest against political prisoners) from the party's office in the Town Council in the spring of 2019 despite receiving an order from the electoral board.
The board intervened after the Ciutadans councillor Ángeles Ribes reported all pro-independence municipal groups. Before the appeal against the third requirement was resolved, the Catalan police entered the CUP's offices and removed the ribbons.