Catalan separatists pack Barcelona to demand split from Spain

By Sam Edwards BARCELONA, Sept 11 : Around one million people filled central Barcelona on Tuesday to celebrate Catalonia’s commemorative day and boost a bid for independence which has left deep divisions almost a year after it brought Spain to a constitutional crisis. Tractors bearing red-and-yellow Catalan flags rolled into Barcelona from rural areas and […]

Catalan separatists gear up for mass independence rally

By Sam Edwards BARCELONA, Sept 11 : Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to fill the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday for Catalonia’s first commemorative day since it unilaterally declared independence last year and pitched Spain into constitutional crisis. Supporters of splitting the wealthy northeastern region from the rest of the country have in […]