Catalan police divided over potential Madrid control

Morale within the force is reportedly lower than it has ever been, with a few officers suggesting they may refuse orders from the central government.

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    With the Spanish government poised to take direct control of the Catalonia region, more protests are taking place in Barcelona.

    Madrid's parliament is due to vote on the controversial article 155 of the Spanish constitution on Friday, and the Catalan police force appears divided over how to react to the vote's result.

    Morale within the force is reportedly lower than it has ever been, with a few officers suggesting they may refuse orders from the central government.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Barcelona.


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