A top Spanish government official in Catalonia has apologized to those injured by police violence during an unauthorized independence referendum last weekend. It's a sign the tone may be softening in Madrid's standoff with Catalonia.
Spaniards have been casting ballots in unofficial people's votes to abolish the monarchy. Many say it's time Spain became a republic and argue that the king no longer helps to hold the country together.
Two jailed Catalan leaders have accused Spanish authorities of failing to provide legal guarantees for a fair trial. Spanish prosecutors are seeking long prison terms for the duo's involvement in an independence bid.
Protesters threw stones at police over a "provocative"' meeting of Prime Minister Sanchez's government. Sanchez has been unable to compromise with Catalonia leader Quim Torra, who seeks an independence referendum.
Activists across the region occupied railway tracks, central streets and key motorways in protest against Madrid. One year on, Catalonia shows no sign of forgetting its quashed bid for independence.
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