Catalonia’s anonymous protest movement Tsunami Democràtic is back on GitHub, the website platform owned by Microsoft. GitHub has reopened the repository closed on 30 October following orders from Spain’s National Court.
According to Catalonia’s Pirate Party, the reopening is the result of the complaint they presented before the Court of Justice of the European Union stating that this was a case of “censorship”.
Des d'aquesta nit, GitHub ha tornat a obrir l'accés al repositori censurat de #TsunamiDemocràtic arran de la nostra querella contra l'Estat Espanyol i la Comissió Europea. Primera victòria! cc @tsunami_dem
— Pirates de Catalunya (@partit_pirata) November 13, 2019
Spain asked Github to block access to the replicas of the movement’s website. The censorship came ten days after a Spanish high court decreed the blocking of the main domain of the Tsunami. In its blocking petition, Spain’s paramilitary Guardia Civil defined Tsunami Democràtic as a “criminal organisation that drives the commission of terrorist attacks” and affirmed that the application “provides information on the riots and allows its users to communicate with each other to coordinate actions”.