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Pro-independence protesters demonstrate in Barcelona

Thousands march in central Barcelona on the anniversary of the failed referendum for the independence of Catalonia.

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Catalan government commemorates referendum’s first anniversary

The Catalan government commemorates the first anniversary of Catalonia’s banned independence referendum which triggered a major political crisis in Spain. IMAGES

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A year after the referendum, Catalonia remains divided

On October 1, 2017, Catalan separatists held an illegal and divisive referendum which saw them declaring a short-lived republic. A year on, however, the independence movement is divided and rudderless.

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Catalan separatists put on show of strength on Barcelona streets

Catalan separatists put on a show of strength and unity at celebrations of Catalonia’s “National Day”, nearly a year after a failed attempt to break away from Spain. IMAGES

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Catalan police reinforce security following knife terror attack

Catalan regional police (Mossos d’Esquadra) forces stand guard outside the home of man who tried to attack a police station in Catalonia. A police officer shot the attacker dead during the attempted assault. Regional police say they are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.

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Body of Spain knifeman removed from police station

The body of a man who attempted to launch a knife attack on police near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona is removed from the police station. Catalonia regional police confirmed that they had shot the man after he entered the police station armed with a knife. IMAGES