American film director Spike Lee is in Barcelona presenting his latest film, BlacKkKlansman, winner of the Cannes Festival jury award. In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Español, he has shown interest in the Catalan process of self-determination and has shown his sympathy for Catalan independence.

This is what Spike Lee says in the interview:

– Do you like Barcelona?

– Yes, a lot. When will the issue of independence be solved?

– It is very complicated, because in Catalonia they declared the Republic, but they did not make it effective. They want a referendum and the [Spanish] government won’t allow it and might activate article 155 again… Are you interested in the subject?

– Very much.

– And what do you think about it?

– Independence. Independence for Catalonia and for Puerto Rico.