Catalonia has decided to take the high road and declare independence from Spain. This is a wish of the Catalonia people. Around 43% that had voted, 90% vote said that the Catalans want their own independence from Spain.
The Regional President Carles Puigdemont has asked for negotiation from the Spanish government, but he was instead rebuked by both the Spanish king and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.The Spanish government claimed that the referendum by the Catalans were illegal.
On Friday, the Catalan parliament voted 70-10 in favour of an independence with Spain, and this calls for a transfer of power from Spain to independent Catalonia.
The Spanish constitutional court has also declared Catalans activities as illegal, while the US, UK, France and Germany, all called for Spanish unity.
The Spanish government has now declared a direct rule in Catalonia to be able to return law, order and democracy to Catalonia.