Catalan Independence

Spain's government moves to halt independence vote for Catalonia, sparking protests

After years of largely ignoring Catalan separatism, Spain’s central government moved decisively Wednesday to halt preparations for an independence referendum in its Catalonia region, where memories of repression under the Franco dictatorship linger. The Spanish Civil Guard, a ...

Catalan nationalists protest in Barcelona

Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona’s streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote that included the arrests of a dozen regional officials Wednesday and the seizure of 10 million bal...

Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials

SPANISH POLICE DETAINED 13 Catalan government officials today in a crack down on preparations for an independence referendum in the region which Madrid says is illegal. The arrests sparked angry protests in Barcelona a regional leader saying Madrid had imposed ‘de facto’ sta...

Protests as police detain Catalan officials in referendum crisis

BARCELONA (AFP) -  Spanish police detained 13 Catalan government officials Wednesday as they crack down on preparations for an independence referendum in the region which Madrid says is illegal, sparking angry protests in Barcelona.The police raids came amid mounting...

The Latest: Police arrests Catalan crackdown

MADRID (AP) -- The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): News reports says Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional gove...

Catalan Separatists Are on a Path to Failure

There's a hard truth to understand for the many Catalans who intend to vote for independence on Oct. 1: Regardless of the legality of their vote, its result can only stand if they are ready to fi...

Hundreds of thousands march in Catalonia as Madrid aims to block independence referendum

Around 1 million people demonstrated in Barcelona yesterday on Catalonia’s national day or Diada, according to local police, ahead of a Catalan independence referendum scheduled for October 1. ...

‘Independencia!’ Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona as tensions rise over vote to separate from Spain | Toronto Star

People celebrate the Catalan National Day in Barcelona on Monday.  (David Ramos / GETTY IMAGES)  People wave 'Esteladas' (pro-independence Catalan flags) on Monday.  (PAU BARRENA / AFP/GETT...

Catalan pro-independence Estelada flags turn Barcelona streets into rivers of red and yellow

Hundreds of thousands of people carrying Catalan pro-independence flags turned the streets of Barcelona into rivers of red and yellow during a huge demonstration held on Catalonia's National Day ...

Hundreds of thousands to rally for Catalan independence from Spain

By: Reuters | Published:September 10, 2017 8:18 Pro independence supporters wave “estelada” or pro independence flags during a rally in support for the secession of th...

Hundreds of Catalan mayors rally in Barcelona for independence vote

MADRID -- More than 500 mayors from the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia demonstrated on Saturday in support of a planned October 1 referendum on Catalonian independence. The protestors...

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