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Catalonian separatists celebrate Friday's declaration of independence.

14 Catalan leaders are being charged with rebellion for declaring independence from Spain

Catalonia declared independence from Spain on Friday after organising a contested independence referendum.
A crowd of protesters gather outside the Catalan region's economy ministry after junior economy minister Josep Maria Jove was arrested by Spanish police during a raid on several government offices, in Barcelona, Spain, September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A Catalan politician posted a defiant picture of himself at his desk after being sacked by Spain

Spain sacked the entire Catalan government after the autonomous region declared independence last Friday.
Pro unity demonstrators wave Spanish and Catalan flags during a protest after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017.

Catalonia crisis: Sacked Catalan leader is ‘welcome’ to stand in a new election

'I'm quite sure that if Puigdemont takes part in these elections, he can exercise this democratic opposition,' said a government spokesperson.
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont gestures during a plenary session in the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona, Spain, October 10, 2017.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for ‘democratic opposition’ to direct rule

Puigdemont said the national government's actions are 'contrary to the expressed will of the citizens of our country' in a TV address on Saturday.
People rest during a demonstration outside the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona.

PICTURED: Celebrations and protests as Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia's regional parliament voted for independence on Friday, sparking a constitutional crisis in Spain.
Spain's deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria speaks during a news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, October 16, 2017.

‘Most powerful woman since democracy’ put in charge of Catalonia in defiance of independence

Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria has been put in charge of the Catalan region amid a constitutional standoff.
A crowd of protesters gather outside the Catalan region's economy ministry after junior economy minister Josep Maria Jove was arrested by Spanish police during a raid on several government offices, in Barcelona, Spain, September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Spanish stocks drop sharply after Catalonia declares independence

The vote led to a big fall in Spain's benchmark IBEX 35 share index, which dropped to a loss of more than 2% on the day shortly after the vote, hitting a low of around 10,130 points.
Spain's Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy.

Catalonia’s fight for independence is about to hit a wall

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to strip Catalonia's autonomy and to call for elections as the battle over the region's independence push continues.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Spain says it will trigger the ‘nuclear option’ to end the Catalan independence wrangle

The country plans to invoke Article 155, which would suspend Catalonia's political autonomy.
Catalonia President Carles Puigdemont signs a "symbolic" declaration of independence.

Here’s what the hell is going on with Catalan independence

Catalonia symbolically declared independence — but is pretty vague about what that means.