Thousands of demonstrators waving Spanish flags demonstrated in Barcelona in favour of Spanish unity and against a referendum on independence for Catalonia planned by regional authorities.
Thousands of Catalan separatists have protested in Barcelona for the release of regional leaders jailed by Madrid. Catalonia remains divided over independence — even Playmobil toys are being drawn into the struggle.
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on a central Barcelona boulevard in a call for Spanish unity. Rally organizers estimated 1.1 million showed up, while police put the number at 300,000.
Spain's top prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza has died unexpectedly at the age of 66 while in Argentina for a conference. Maza had been leading the probe against members of Catalonia's ousted regional government.
A Spanish judge has ordered the arrest of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his cabinet. The five are facing charges of rebellion for their part in Catalonia's independence campaign.
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