Protesters with Catalan flags take part in a rally in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Catalonia's parliament on Friday will resume debating its response to the Spanish government's plans to strip away its regional powers to halt it pushing toward independence.(AP Photo/ Emilio Morenatti)

Catalonia Parliament Votes Independence, Spain Vows To Crush ‘Rebellion’

“We constitute the Catalan Republic, as an independent and sovereign country, under the rule of law,” read the preamble to the resolution.