Thousands take to street in Barcelona to defend Spain's unity - Xinhua

BARCELONA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to defend Spain's unity, its constitution and protest against the independence referendum set to be held on Sunday which has been declared illegal by ...

Sunday's referendum on independence from Spain is not about ethnic nationalism: longtime Catalonian political leader - MarketWatch

In a “Lunch With the FT” interview a half-decade ago, longtime Catalonian political leader Jordi Pujol revealed that the drive toward independence for his northeastern Spanish region, unlike similar pushes elsewhere in Europe and beyond, is not, in his ...

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 ...

Police seal off designated polling stations on eve of Catalan referendum - RTE.ie

A Spanish government spokesperson has said police have sealed off 1,300 of 2,315 schools in Catalonia which had been designated as polling stations on the eve of a banned independence referendum which Madrid is attempting to thwart. An official ...

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 ...