Hundreds of Thousands of people calling for unity have attended rallies across the country after last Sunday’s disputed referendum for Catalan independence.
At least 350,000 people gathered in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for a rally against independence from Spain.
In Depth: Catalonian Independence Referendum 2017
- Tens of thousands protest over imprisonment of Catalan independence politicians
- Carles Puigdemont extradition approved by German court
- Sanchez and Torra hold meeting seen as first step to resolving Catalan political crisis
- PSOE say no plans for snap election, and maintain Catalan funding restrictions
- Rajoy warns Torra that autonomy will only be granted if Catalan government stay within the law
- Catalan President-elect calls for dialogue between Barcelona and Madrid, as Government presents united response
- Catalonia elects Quim Torra as regional president, after seven months of stalemate
- First investiture vote for Catalan presidential nominee fails to gain majority
- Constitutional Court suspends Catalan law to allow investiture of Puigdemont
- Government set to appeal Catalan proposals over investiture vote
Protesters dressed in white gathered with signs saying “Spain is better than its leaders” and “let’s talk”.
Businesses have continued to announce their departure from the Catalan region amid the ongoing political uncertainty.
The Caixa Foundation, which controls one of the Spain’s largest banks, announced it was moving its headquarters to Palma de Mallorca while the crisis continues.
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is expected to address the Catalan parliament on Tuesday at 6pm.
However Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in an interview this weekend, that any declaration of independence will have no effect, and could lead to the suspension of autonomous rule.
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