Catalan Parliament Formally Declares Independence In a move that has pushed Spain deeper into a political crisis, Catalonia's Parliament on Friday declared independence. Spanish Senate then approved direct rule of the breakaway region.

Catalan Parliament Formally Declares Independence

Catalan Parliament Formally Declares Independence

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In a move that has pushed Spain deeper into a political crisis, Catalonia's Parliament on Friday declared independence. In response, the Spanish Senate approved direct rule of the breakaway region. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Lucia Benavides, who is not far from the Parliament building.