As the stakes get higher for Catalonia and its leaders contemplate exile in Brussels, where does its independence movement go from here? Tim Sebastian meets Alfred Bosch from the pro-independence Republican Left of Catalonia party.
Quim Torra called on citizens to march for the independence cause in the upcoming regional celebrations. He said his government was open to dialogue, but would 'never renounce their right to self-determination.'
There were arrests and injuries after Catalan separatists threw colored powder, ran at police lines and clashed with a pro-police rally. The Barcelona events came just days before the anniversary of the referendum.
The Catalonian separatist leader has appeared before the press to announce plans to move to Brussels to fight for his region's independence. He dismissed suggestions that Russia supported his movement as "fake news."
After an international arrest warrant against him was dropped, ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont returned to Belgium from Germany. The ousted leader vowed to continue fighting for Catalonia's independence from Spain.
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