Catalonia’s Independence Crisis

Spain revokes Catalonia’s self-government in the wake of a controversial independence referendum.

Catalans demonstrate for independence from Spain in Girona, October 1, 2014
Catalans demonstrate for independence from Spain in Girona, October 1, 2014 (Ariet/Carles Palacio)
  • Spain has dissolved the autonomous Catalan government and charged its members with rebellion and sedition after they declared independence.
  • Elections for a new parliament will be held on December 21.
  • 92 percent voted to break away from Spain in a referendum on October 1, but only 43 percent of Catalans participated.