Elisieu is working hard to write history: He's active in four independence organizations demanding the separation of Catalonia from Spain - following in his family's footsteps.
The anthem is one of the few in the world that normally has no lyrics. Spaniards often hum, or stand silent when it is played. A lyricized version by singer Marta Sanchez has been praised by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Carles Puigdemont has said he is still the region's leader after a strong showing by separatist parties in a recent regional election. The Spanish prime minister has rejected any idea of Puigdemont governing from abroad.
The attack in Barcelona and the incident in Cambrils could very well have political consequences for the future of Catalonia. Independence efforts may suffer a major setback, reports Stefanie Müller in Madrid.
Spain's state prosecutor has called for charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds to be brought against Catalonia's separatist leaders. Madrid has taken direct control over the region.
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