The Catalan independence movement want Catalonia to be separate from Spain.
The protests of an estimated 45 thousand people mark the first time that leaders of the conversative and far right parties were united together. They are accusing their prime minister of “stabbing Spain in the back” and want a snap election to replace him.
The Spanish government AHS decided to accept a long-held demand of these separatists to appoint someone who will facilitate talks between pro-independence and profundity political parties. The pro-independence parties in Barcelona have rejected the proposed framework for talks and are calling for a new independence vote, which the government opposes.
Sánchez said at a separate rally on Sunday that “the government is working for the unity of Spain, and this means uniting Spaniards and not pitting people against one another like the right is doing.”