Carles Puigdemont and four ex-ministers presented themselves to authorities to start the process of their possible extradition to Spain, Belgian officials say.
Spain has set a Dec. 21 election after firing the Catalan government and dissolving the regional parliament that declared independence last week.
Protesters fill the city's downtown to oppose the Catalan government's push for independence from Spain.
Truthdig correspondent Donald Kaufman films a rally in Barcelona on Monday as Spain grapples with the results of Sunday's independence referendum.
Spaniards were given another opportunity to choose their leaders on Sunday after a general election six months ago resulted in a deadlock. And yet, the results feel a bit like déjà vu.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that King Juan Carlos, a man who played a crucial role in his country's transition into democracy, has expressed his desire to renounce his place as the monarch of Spain.
Strikers all but halted road, rail and air services in Spain on Thursday as part of a one-day general strike against austerity measures imposed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s recently elected conservative government.