Protesters hold march against trial of Catalan leaders in Madrid

Protesters gather in Madrid to demonstrate against the trial of Catalan independence leaders. The leaders are facing charges of rebellion and embezzlement for a failed bid for Catalan independence in late 2017. IMAGES of the demonstration

Demonstration in Barcelona in support of jailed Catalan leaders

Thousands of demonstrators waving Catalan flags gather in central Barcelona as part of a region-wide strike against the trial of separatist leaders for their role in a failed 2017 secession attempt. IMAGES

Spain: Protest against the trial of Catalan independence leaders

Hundreds protest in Barcelona against the trial of Catalan independence leaders. IMAGES of the protest

Spanish PM calls snap elections for April 28

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez calls an early general election for April 28, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.

Thousands protest in Barcelona as separatists’ trial opens

Thousands of people come to demonstrate in Barcelona’s Placa de Catalunya as Catalan separatist leaders accused of rebellion for trying to make their region independent from Spain begin trial. IMAGES of protest

Far-right Vox party present at former Catalan leaders trial

Far-right party Vox’s secretary-general, Javier Ortega Smith, says his party will request the “highest penalties for those who have committed the most serious crimes against the Constitution and against Spain” as he arrives at court for the much-hyped trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders. Pro- and anti- separatist protesters rally outside the court.

Protest in Barcelona as Catalan separatists go on trial

Hundreds of people protest in Barcelona as twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain go on trial in Madrid. IMAGES of the protest

Catalan separatists’ long-awaited trial begins in Madrid

The trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders involved in a failed secession bid that plunged Spain into crisis opens as tensions over the future of the wealthy region flare again. IMAGES of the trial beginning at the Spanish Supreme Court