Friday, November 3, 2017

Spain to issue arrest warrant for Catalan leader

Via Billy

The Catalan independence drive has triggered Spain's worst crisis in decades (AFP Photo/Simon MALFATTO)

A judge in Madrid was set Friday to issue an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia's deposed leader over his region's tumultuous independence drive, in a move likely to take tensions to a new level in Spain's worst political crisis in decades.

The warrant for Carles Puigdemont, who is holed up in Belgium, was expected a day after a Spanish judge threw other leading figures in Catalonia's secession push in jail pending possible trial.

Students briefly blocked roads and a railway line in Catalonia as demonstrators geared up for more protests after tens of thousands took to the streets on Thursday waving Catalan flags and chanting in anger over the detentions.

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