This morning, Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont again threatened to formally declare independence if Madrid did not heed his ― rather diffuse ― demands for “dialogue and the cessation of repression“. Madrid now seems to have called his bluff by acting the way they said they would act from the start: they’re invoking, or at least that’s what they say,
Order 66 Article 155 this Saturday, stripping Catalonia of its current autonomy. More to follow.
Spain is to start suspending Catalonia’s autonomy on Saturday, after its leader threatened to declare independence https://t.co/taTU3Zhf1b
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) 19 oktober 2017