What Happens If Catalonia Leaves Spain? The Independence Referendum Could Cause Massive Political Upheaval - Bustle

Political tensions have once again come to a head on the Iberian Peninsula. On Sunday, Catalonia will hold a referendum for independence from Spain in the latest of several attempts to secede from the country. Most Catalans are feeling optimistic about ...

Thousands of pro-Spanish unity demonstrators gather in Barcelona - RTE.ie

Thousands of pro-unity demonstrators opposing a banned referendum on Catalonian independence from Spain gathered in Barcelona today in a sign of how the disputed vote tomorrow has divided the country. The referendum, declared illegal by Madrid, has ...

Separatists vow to defy police ultimatum over Catalan vote - Sacramento Bee

Catalan separatists vowed Saturday to ignore a police ultimatum to leave the schools they are occupying to use in a vote seeking independence from Spain. As police methodically sealed off hundreds of schools, some parents decided to send their children ...

Catalan Vote: Police Remove Materials, 'Seal Off' Polling Stations - Sputnik International

The Spanish government in Madrid has sent thousands of police officers to Catalonia to prevent a secessionist referendum from occurring on Sunday, October 1. Assisted by the Mossos d'Esquadram, Catalonia's regional police, the Madrid forces have seized ...

With kids in tow, Catalonia's pro-independence parents occupy polling stations in mass act of civil disobedience - Washington Post

SABADELL, Spain — In a mass act of civil disobedience, organized by Whatsapp groups, encrypted messages and clandestine committees, a small army of parents and their children occupied hundreds of polling stations across Catalonia on Saturday, ...

Police seal off polling stations in Catalonia - Kuwait Times

BARCELONA: Police in Catalonia had already sealed over half of the 2,315 polling stations in the region yesterday to stop an independence referendum from taking place, the Spanish government said, as separatists remained determined to fight for their ...