Week 16-22 October

  • 16 October. Sánchez, Cuixart and Trapero questioned again in Madrid by judge Lamela. Sánchez and Cuixart charged with sedition (up to 15 years) and remanded in custody pending trial.

  • 16 October. Puigdemont does not yield to ultimatum and asks again for dialogue. Socialist Party says it will now support art.155

  • 17 October. Protests all over Catalonia. 200,000 carrying candles in Barcelona demanding release of Sánchez and Cuixart.

  • 20 October. Donald Tusk and Jean Claude Junker receive Príncipe de Asturias award from King Felipe

  • 21 October. Rajoy announces the measures to be taken will in application of article 155, which include: removing the Catalan government, restricting parliamentary activity, removing head of Catalan police, taking control of telecommunications, intervening Catalan public TV, disbanding Catalan diplomatic service, and calling elections within 6 months.

  • 21 October. 450,000 Catalans call for release of Cuixart and Sánchez in Barcelona
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