Spain’s PM opts for direct rule for Catalona, but Catalans decide otherwise

On Saturday 21 October, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that the Madrid government will impose direct rule on Catalonia and that the entire Catalan government will be sacked. Rajoy also said that new elections will take place in Catalonia within six months. But Catalans were having none of this. At mid-afternoon, well before the demonstration was scheduled to begin, around 450,000 took to the streets [Spanish] to voice their displeasure…

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