SPANISH authorities are reportedly ready to arrest Carles Puigdemont amid speculation he is poised to formally declare independence in speech today.
There is speculation he will announce a unilateral declaration of independence in his 4pm address. And Spanish authorities are ready to arrest him if he goes ahead with his demands, according to Bloomberg. Catalan police have sealed off Barcelona’s parliament from the public “for safety reasons”. And the city’s mayor urged both Puigdemont and Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy to “de-escalate” the crisis.