Spain descends into constitutional crisis.
Catalonia’s parliament has passed a motion to establish a new republic independent of Spain. Hundreds of people reacted with
A day after an unprecedented constitutional step
The Spanish government on Sunday urged Catalans to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive
Huge pro-independence demonstration in Barcelona follows.
Spain’s bid to sack Catalonia’s government and curb its parliament’s powers has been likened to the dictatorship of Francisco
There are fears the step could spark more protests.
The Spanish government is one step closer to imposing direct rule in Catalan after winning the support of the socialist opposition
Madrid could theoretically take control of police and finances, as well as calling a snap election.
Spain is to begin the process of taking control of Catalonia’s powers, imposing direct rule on the semi-autonomous region