Tag Archives: Catalan independence movement

04Nov/17

Catalans dismayed after Spain issues Puigdemont arrest warrant

BARCELONA, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Catalans in Barcelona slammed the Spanish government on Saturday morning (November 4) after a court issued a European arrest warrant for their sacked president Carles Puigdemont. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Barcelona prepares to rally as Spanish government meets to impose direct rule

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Independence supporters were due to rally in the Catalan capital Barcelona on Saturday (October 21) afternoon, as the Spanish cabinet was meeting to decide how it will impose direct rule on Catalonia and thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spain. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Pro-unity demonstrators rally in Barcelona as tensions rise

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of people called for unity of Spain on Sunday (October 8) in the Catalan capital Barcelona as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would not rule out using the constitutional powers to remove Catalonia’s autonomous status if it claimed independence as tens of thousands took to the streets to call for talks. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Pro-unity demonstrators cheer Spanish Civil Guard police in Barcelona

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of pro-unity protesters demonstrated outside Spanish Civil Guard Police headquarters in Barcelona on Sunday (October 8) in order to show their support for state police forces ahead of a mass rally to denounce the separatists’ move to declare independence. Continue reading

01Oct/17

Hundreds injured as police shut down Catalan vote

Over 400 are injured in Spain after police used force to try to prevent voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum on Sunday. Pascale Davies reports Continue reading

01Oct/17

Catalonia firefighters shield protesters during clash with police over vote

GIRONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Catalan firefighters appeared during clashes between pro-independence voters and the Spanish Civil Guard outside a polling station in Girona, attempting to shield the protesters from the police on Sunday (October 1).
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01Oct/17

Clashes erupt outside Catalan leader’s polling station in Girona

GIRONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Civil Guard police in riot clashed with people gathered outside Catalan President Carles Puigdemon’s polling station in Girona on Sunday (October 1), minutes before he was due to vote in a referendum on Catalan independence from Spain.
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01Oct/17

Crowds queue outside polling stations as they wait to vote in banned Catalan referendum

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Thousands of people were seen on Sunday (October 1) queuing outside polling stations in Barcelona waiting to cast their ballots in Catalonia’s banned independence referendum. Continue reading

18Aug/17

Catalonia attacks had been planned “for some time” – police

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 18, 2018) (GOVERNMENT TV) – Two deadly attacks in Catalonia on Thursday (August 17) and in the early hours of Friday (August 18) had been planned for some time by people operating out of the town of Alcanar, police said. Continue reading