Catalonia's government said 90 percent of those who voted in an unauthorised independence referendum chose to split from Spain.
Catalans are drawing comparisons to the brutal rule of El caudillo, the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, after the Spanish central government began its crackdown on a planned referendum for Catalonia independence.
Some people in Catalonia, a rich and culturally distinct area in north-east of Spain, want to secede from the larger country. According to polls (pdf) less than half of the people in the area support the move. The local government prepared for a refe
Spanish police in riot gear stormed polling stations to prevent Catalonia's independence referendum from going ahead on Sunday. Schools housing ballot boxes were raided by the national police.
After reluctantly complying with orders to shut down polling places, it appears the local Catalonian police have had enough of the Spanish Civil Guard's brutality.
As promised, Barcelona FC played its season opening against Las Palmas to an empty stadium to protest the brutal actions of the Spanish government.
Hello prime minister Mariano Rajoy. This is what the world sees of you.
The heavy-handed tactics of prime minister Mariano Rajoy turned to chaos and clashes as police moved to block the Catalonia independence vote. European politicians are shocked.
Numerous sites keep posting stats that claim a majority in Catalonia want a vote but do not support independence.
Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and forced their way into activist-held polling stations in Catalonia on Sunday as thousands turned out to vote in an independence referendum banned by Madrid.
THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT of Catalonia made it clear on Friday that it has no plans to abandon a referendum on independence from Spain scheduled for Sunday, despite the deployment of thousands of Spanish police officers to Barcelona, the Catalan capita
Warn Crackdown Violates Fundamental Rights
A mayor from the Spanish hinterland, Carles Puigdemont was a relative unknown until thrust into the leadership of Catalonia last year. He was a compromise choice to break a deadlock among separatist parties.
Police on Thursday seized more than six million ballots and envelopes and 100 ballot boxes in a Catalan town, in the latest bid to block a banned independence referendum, a police source said.
Regional Police Warn Closing Polling Stations Would Fuel Disorder
Regional government says online crackdown poses threat to free speech, while police express reservations over shutting down polling stations
As Spain's government tries almost everything it can to stop an independence referendum Sunday in the restive northeastern region of Catalonia, the standoff is escalating into a constitutional crisis emblematic of the larger forces tearing at Europ
El Pais says I'm a Russian agent
FM Says Vote Will Take Place
Despite the State Department's official position of neutrality, President Trump could not help himself. After meeting with the Spanish prime minister he declared himself opposed to an independence referendum in Catalonia. Is it really his business?
"Forget Germany, Spain Is The Real Problem", reads a headline. Eh… no. Germany is definitely the problem in Europe. Spain is a bit player.
40,000 Catalonians protest at brutal crackdown of independence bid
Grassroots groups driving Catalonia's independence movement say they have started distributing one million ballots to be used in a referendum on secession that the Spanish government has vowed to stop.
Catalonia Referendum Is a Precedent Most in EU Hope to Avoid
Efforts by Madrid to stop a Catalonia independence vote, currently slated for October 1st, seem to be growing more hostile by the day. Earlier this week Spanish police seized control of Catalonia's finances, seeking to ensure that separatist polit