Catalonia is a region located in the north-east of Spain. It is a semi-autonomous place with their own flag, parliament, and Catalan Language.
Catalan nationalists are demanding independence. Their taxes are controlled by Madrid and they want to succeed economically. They also carry a lot of the weight and they think they deserve to be separated.
Catalans peacefully protested in Barcelona. However, the Spanish refused to negotiate and they were pressured to stop protesting.
STOP OR ELSE!
On October 1st a referendum was held but was declared illegal. The Spanish Police violently prevented people from voting.
On December 21st, an election is held and it is in favor of people against the separation.
Voted for independence
On October 27th, they declare independence, but Madrid stops them, again.
Former Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, fled after his rebellious acts. He is wanted in Spain along with other men. In addition, many were imprisoned.
In the end, it is seen that Catalans are being denied several values. People against the independence (nationalists) regained control but it is still unknown if Catalonia will be its own country. Will there be a division or an agreement?