Chanting "Don't be fooled, Catalonia is Spain!" and waving Catalan, Spanish and European Union flags, hundreds of thousands of people rallied in the Catalan capital Barcelona Sunday, furious at a move by the region's dismissed leaders to break away from Spain.
Belgium could offer asylum to Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, the country's immigration minister has suggested, as the Spanish political crisis rages.
Chanting "Viva Espana", a million protesters gathered in the Catalan capital Barcelona Sunday, furious at a move by the region's now deposed leaders to break away from Spain.
Pro-unity protesters gathered for a rally in Catalonia's capital Barcelona on Sunday, two days after regional lawmakers voted to break away from Spain, plunging the country into an unprecedented political crisis.
Deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont "is and will remain" the president of the regional government, his deputy said Sunday, and rejected what he called a "coup d'etat" by Madrid.
Catalonia's homegrown police force faces a dilemma -- obey caretaker bosses imposed by Madrid, or stay loyal to the now-deposed regional government?