Catalonia's lawmakers are scheduled to meet Thursday to debate Spain's plan to take direct control of the autonomous northeastern region.
Truthdig correspondent Donald Kaufman films a rally in Barcelona on Monday as Spain grapples with the results of Sunday's independence referendum.
The government's crackdown on secessionists in the coastal Spanish region is inspiring mass protests. This discovery and more after the jump.
Over a third of Catalonia's electorate voted in an "informal independence consultation" Sunday, prompting a Guardian editor to predict that it's just a matter of time before the region is granted an official referendum to vote on its independence from Spain.