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.

by

    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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.