Protesters took to the streets of the Spanish capital yesterday to demonstrate against the government's policy of dialogue with Catalan separatists.
Tomorrow is the start of the trial of 12 separatists, following their failed cessation bid in 2017.
The Spanish government says if Catalan regional authorities cannot prevent separatists closing major roads it will have to send in national police to end the protests
Spanish auditors have ordered former Catalan leader Artur Mas and nine others to repay €4.9 million of public money spent on a non-binding independence vote in 2014.
Separatists claim intimidation and provocation from police who are engaged in a pay dispute with Madrid.
Riot police charged in to break up a demonstration in front of Catalonia's regional parliament and the headquarters of the Spanish national police in Barcelona on Monday, after thousands marched in Barcelona to mark the first anniversary of an ill-fated independence referendum to split from Spain.
On the one-year anniversary of the banned independence referendum, triggering one of the biggest institutional crises in Spain, where are its protagonists? Has the Catalan pro-independence movement lost its power?
Police clashed with Catalan independence supporters in Barcelona on Saturday. This comes almost 1 year after the region's illegal independence referendum.
Symbols raise questions about role of local authorities
Spain withdraws international arrest warrants against Puigdemont and other Catalan politicians.
Spanish authorities are investigating the alleged diversion of public funds to entities involved in the 2017 independence referendum
Political discomfort bloomed in Catalonia on Monday as thousands of Catalans gifted their partners with yellow roses during Sant Jordi, the annual celebration of the region's patron saint.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday to demand the release of high-profile secessionist leaders being held in pre-trial detention