JUST IN: Spanish government says it will press ahead with suspending Catalan autonomy

Spain’s political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level with the Spanish government declaring that it will press ahead with suspending Catalan autonomy.

After a special cabinet meeting, the Spanish Prime Minister’s Office said that Spain’s government will trigger the Article 155 of the constitution on Saturday, which allows them to suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy.

The meeting was called after Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, earlier in the day, said that he hasn’t declared independence but may do if Spanish government fails to agree to talks.

Source: AFP
Story by: Pranav Nair