4 Oct 2017

Catalonia presses ahead with independence plans

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The parliament in Catalonia says it will move to declare independence from Spain as early as next Monday. EU leaders have again urged both sides to calm down and talk to one another. But the Spanish King has been accused of inflaming the situation by failing to condemn the weekend’s violence.

Jonathan Rugman has been talking to a lawyer who was beaten by Spanish police when he went out to vote.