Cat’s Out of the Bag

“The result of the vote was greeted with jubilation by pro-independence MPs, who applauded and began singing the Catalan anthem, Els Segadors. Thousands of people who gathered outside Catalonia’s parliament cheered the announcement.” The political crisis in Spain deepens after secessionist MPs vote to create Catalan republic as an independent and sovereign state. (I can’t believe Catalonia declared independence before California…)

+ Shortly after the votes, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy said “he is dissolving the Catalan parliament and calling regional elections over its push for independence.” Here’s the latest from AP, as European leaders throw their support behind Spain.

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