Spain plans to take control of Catalonia

In Madrid, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy appeared to have the support of the locals as he announced measures to suspend Catalonia's administration and hold new elections over its secession bid, which Madrid has said is illegal.

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    In Madrid, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy appeared to have the support of the locals as he announced measures to suspend Catalonia's administration and hold new elections over its secession bid, which Madrid has said is illegal.

    Catalonia's President Carles Puigdemont accused Madrid of attacking the region's democracy and angry Catalans took to the streets in protest in the Catalan capital, Barcelona.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Barcelona.


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