Tag Archives: 2017–18 Spanish constitutional crisis

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

27Oct/17

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonian lawmakers vote for independence from Spain, with 70 votes in favor and 10 against.

Catalonia’s regional parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday (October 27) in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain’s constitutional court.

The independence motion was passed in the 135-strong assembly with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 blank ballots, the assembly’s speaker said.

Lawmakers from the Socialist Party, the People’s Party (PP) and Ciudadanos had left the chamber before the vote in protest.

21Oct/17

Spain’s Rajoy says will sack Catalan government, call regional elections

MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (SPANISH GOVERNMENT TV POOL) – The Spanish government decided on Saturday (October 21) to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to take the unprecedented step to prevent the region pushing ahead with independence. 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

21Oct/17

Rajoy calls emergency cabinet meeting to halt Catalonia’s independence bid

SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday (October 21) to pave the way for Madrid establishing central control in the Catalonia and check the regional government’s push for independence. 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

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

Spanish police move to prevent Catalonia independence vote

Spanish national police moved to shut down a banned independence referendum in Catalonia on Sunday, confronting crowds of angry voters at some polling stations. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading