Ousted president addresses huge crowd who turn anger on European commission for failure to act against Spanish government
Nearly 50,000 people marched through the European quarter of Brussels on Thursday night in support of Catalan independence and the region’s ousted president, Carles Puigdemont, who has avoided arrest in Spain by taking refuge in Belgium.
There were chants of “Puigdemont, President” from the crowd that was estimated by police to number 45,000. Many people were draped in...
Mr. Puigdemont and four former members of his cabinet had fled to Belgium, saying they could not receive a fair trial at home.
Spain refuses bail for top Catalan politicians, as decision on Carles Puigdemont extradition delayed
Madrid’s Supreme Court on Monday denied bail to four senior Catalan politicians and protest leaders facing charges of sedition and rebellion, just hours before the start of campaigning for the pivotal elections which will determine the course of the region’s independence movement.