Spain has said that the state has 'has run out of patience' with Catalonia's fight for independence, as thousands protested against the imprisonment of nine separatist politicians last night. Attorney General José Manuel Maza blamed the jailed Catalan politicians for 'blatant acts' of defiance, saying that if they had accepted Madrid's imposition of direct rule over Catalonia last week, 'maybe something would have changed'.
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will today defy the Spanish government's deadline to hand himself in to the authorities in Madrid. A European arrest warrant is expected to be issued against the 54-year-old. His lawyer in Belgium says his client intends to fight any extradition request but does not intend to file for asylum in the country. It comes as Nazi salutes and jeers greeted Catalan politicians as they arrived in Madrid to hand themselves in to police yesterday.
It was the question that many journalists were asking: what had become of Mrs Puigdemont and the two little Puigdemonts? Well, yesterday afternoon we found out. After a bit of elementary detective work, we photographed her driving home with her two children in the car. In other words, doing the school run. Now, Marcela Topor – she uses her maiden name – has long stood four-square behind her husband in his quixotic battle for independence.
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