Catalans 'plan human shield' to block Madrid takeover
17:30, Tuesday, 24 October, 2017
Representatives of the government and parliament in Catalonia have warned that civil disobedience may be possible if Madrid actually triggered the constitutional clause stopping the autonomous rights of the region, reports sega. The spokesman said the party plans to launch a legal appeal against the application of article 155, which would take the power from the regional government and lead to snap elections. The Universities for the Republic group has staged several strikes and protests over the past month, as Catalonia's regional government of Catalonia and the Spanish authorities in Madrid clashed over the disputed October 1 independence referendum. The CUP party, which is believed to have an influence on the government of Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont, has published a statement threatening that "aggression will be met with large-scale civil disobedience".