With the German election , this one haunt received much media traction here , but on Sunday Catalunya is going to hold a referendum on Independence ....except the Madrid Government is threatening to arrest the Catalunyan President and has drafted in thousands of police officers to prevent the plebiscite taking place
Now it could be very easy to see this spiral out of control , while views on Independence are split 50/50 in catalunya most want a plebiscite on it ..and arresting the President (Puigdemont) or preventing the election could make a martyr out of the Independents .
Tensions wont be reduced if as he promises Puigdemont declares a UDI ......
Spains already seen the most recent attempted military coup in Europe (to my knowledge) and tensions run deep about the civil war and following dictatorship with the "pact of silence" fraying at the edges .... and the Basques , amongst others will be watching with interest
It also begs the question of how the EU wold handle it ...seems to me another lose/lose for the EU if things come to a head this Sunday or after