Catalonia is a region in Spain that has their own language,history,flag,parliament and police force. They are a very powerful region and are getting along well since they are a tourist attraction.
Catalonia wants to split off from Spain because they feel their power is being restricted. They know that if their region was to split off their economy would do better. They are one of the wealthiest regions and they can support themselves.
When people were at the polls there were police there trying to stop them from voting. The police attacked the people and did their best to make sure that they didn't it vote. The government in made a law and said that it was illegal to break off from Spain but the people still fought for it.
People went out and voted to separate from Spain. Even though 92% of the Catalonians said they wanted to split off only 42% of them voted for it.
In response to the people voting them got rid of all the leaders, the dissolve the parliament and one of the men in the Catalan government ran away to escape what would happen.
People in Catalan are still fighting to separate from Spain. The government is still turning them down but they aren’t taking no for an answer and they are doing their best to fight back and separate.