# Catalan

Protesters use fences as a barricade during clashes near the police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists called a general strike and a mass rally. Photo: Pau Barrena / AFP
Protesters use fences as a barricade dur […]

Who are the youths behind the Catalonia protest violence?

The violent protests that have swept Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders have involved veteran anarchists and youthful troublemakers as well as outraged separatists
(L-R) Spanish conservative Popular Party (PP) leader Pablo Casado, far-left Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias, PM and PSOE candidate Pedro Sanchez and centre-right Ciudadanos (Citizens) leader Albert Rivera wait for the start of a televised debate in Madrid on April 23, 2019 ahead of this weekend's general election. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP
(L-R) Spanish conservative Popular Party […]

Spanish election: Five things to know

A third general election in less than four years, the emergence of the far-right, the Catalan crisis... Here are five things to know about Spain's early polls taking place on Sunday.
(L-R) Leader of the left-wing Catalan party Esquerra Republicana (ERC), regional vice-president Oriol Junqueras and president Carles Puigdemont attend a protest in Barcelona, on October 2, 2017. Photo: Lluis Gene / AFP
(L-R) Leader of the left-wing Catalan pa […]

European separatist movements

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for international mediation in crisis pitting his separatist executive against Madrid, after police violence marred independence vote.