*JUMPCUTS AT SOURCE* Deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont encouraged Catalans on Friday via video link from Brussels to “send a clear message” to the world in the regional elections to be held on December 21. “If we want an independent state, let’s vote as an independent state, let’s vote with the mentality of an independent state. Therefore, let’s come together to defeat pessimism, to... Еще defeat the darkness of the 155, and let’s expulse fear from our streets, fear from our schools, and from our administrations, from our public media”, said Puigdemont. “Now we have the opportunity of sending a clear, easy message, which will be easy to codify by all these people who ask us what is happening”, added the former Catalan leader. Carles Puigdemont has been in residence in Belgium since his government made a universal declaration of independence. Puigdemont has said that he will extend his stay in the country until the regional elections on December 21 after a Spanish judge withdrew a warrant for his arrest.