Catalan separatist rally draws 350,000 in Barcelona

World / Politics Oct 27, 2019

Catalan separatist rally draws 350,000 in Barcelona

Around 350,000 people rallied in downtown Barcelona on Saturday, turning the streets into a sea of independence flags in the latest mass protest against Spain's jailing of nine separatist leaders. The turnout figure was given by the local police as vast crowds packed into a ...

How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

World Oct 21, 2019

How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

From blocking airports to using encrypted messaging apps, Catalan separatists demonstrating against the jailing of nine of their leaders are openly copying tactics devised by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Shortly after Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan leaders to prison terms of ...

Will Catalan crisis make Spain 'ungovernable'?

World / Politics Feb 17, 2019

Will Catalan crisis make Spain 'ungovernable'?

The secession crisis festering in Spain's northeastern corner of Catalonia has spread to the political heart of the European Union nation. Twice in less than a year, separatist lawmakers from Catalonia have played the role of king slayer, with their votes in the national Parliament ...