Catalan crisis

Print edition : November 10, 2017

Pro-independence activists wait outside the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona to hear the address of Catalan President Carles Puigdemont on October 10. Photo: JEFF J MITCHELL/GETTY IMAGES

Police prevent people from voting in the referendum on October 1 at a polling station in Sant Julia de Ramis, where Puigdemont was to vote but was not allowed to. Photo: DAVID RAMOS/GETTY IMAGES

Carles Puigdemont (centre) with Catalan parliament president Carme Forcadell (left) and Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau (right). Photo: PAU BARRENA/AFP

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Photo: PABLO BLAZQUEZ DOMINGUEZ/GETTY IMAGES

Catalan secessionism has received little international support even as it faces the heavy-handedness of the Spanish government.
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