A man holds an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a gathering in support of the jailed members of the dismissed Catalan cabinet in  Barcelona on Thursday night. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

There were demonstrations across Catalonia on Thursday night after a Spanish judge ordered eight members of the deposed government of Catalonia to be (...)

Pro-unity supporters take part in a demonstration in central Barcelona on  October 29th. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

“Don’t be ashamed of loving Spain, be ashamed of hating it,” read one banner that was being brandished at Sunday’s massive demonstration in Barcelona (...)

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont during a parliamentary session at the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on Thursday evening. Photograph: Manu Fernandez/AP

Catalonia appeared to be on course to lose its self-rule powers on Thursday evening after its president, Carles Puigdemont, said he did not have the g(...)

Protesters shout slogans and wave Catalan separatist flags outside the high court in Barcelona. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Catalan leaders acknowledged on Thursday that plans to hold a referendum on independence from Spain on October 1st had been undermined by the arrest o(...)

Polls show Catalans are evenly divided on the independence issue. Photograph: Luis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Catalonia has launched a bid to convince the EU of the merits of its plan to stage an independence referendum later this year, amid accusations by Spa(...)

Pro-independence supporters celebrate the results of the informal poll for the independence of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday.Photograph: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

One of the most enduring images from Sunday’s Catalan independence referendum was that of queuing voters gleefully applauding one of the event’s inter(...)

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