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Catalan trial: Big crowds for Artur Mas independence vote case

Thousands of supporters filled the streets outside a court in Barcelona on Monday as the former Catalan president Artur Mas went on trial.

He is accused of involvement in the Spanish region's unofficial vote on independence in November 2014.

Mr Mas is facing accusations of serious civil disobedience after the vote went ahead in defiance of Spain's constitutional court.

Prosecutors are calling for him to be disqualified from office for 10 years.

Spain court suspends Catalonia independence referendum

Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended Catalonia's planned independence referendum.

The court said it first needed to consider arguments whether the 9 November vote breached the country's constitution.

It acted on a request from the Spanish central government in Madrid.

The leader of Catalonia, Artur Mas, signed a decree on Saturday calling for the referendum. Many in the wealthy north-eastern Spanish region back him. 

But Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told reporters that the vote was not "compatible with the Spanish constitution".

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