Catalan separatists block road as Spanish cabinet meets

Catalan pro-independence groups block roads to protest a planned cabinet meeting in Barcelona chaired by a Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The weekly cabinet meeting usually takes place in Madrid but Sanchez’s six-month-old Socialist government decided to hold it in the Catalan capital as part of its efforts to reduce tensions in Catalonia, which last year made a failed attempt to break away from Spain. IMAGES

Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez meets Catalan leader Torra

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez meets Catalan leader Quim Torra to try to renew dialogue with separatists on the eve of a cabinet meeting in the Catalan capital. IMAGES

Catalan protesters clash with police on referendum anniversary

A year after a banned referendum on secession from Spain, tens of thousands of Catalan protesters pile pressure on the region’s separatist government during an anniversary marked by road and railway line blockades and late-night clashes with police.