Josep Luis Trapero, chief of the Catalan police Mossos d’Esquadra. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

On the morning of October 3rd, the day of a Catalan general strike, crowds gathered outside the Barcelona headquarters of the Spanish national police.(...)

Catalan police chief Josep Lluís Trapero  has gained folk-hero status, particularly among Catalans of a nationalist persuasion. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Of all the repercussions of the terrorist attacks in Spain last month, this was perhaps the least expected: the creation of a T-shirt design bearing t(...)