Spanish government says will block any independence vote in CataloniaStaff Writer | June 9, 2017
The Spanish government will block any attempt to further an independence process in Catalonia, spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said, after the head of the northeastern region called a referendum on secession on October 1.
Spain "That referendum will not take place"
"That referendum will not take place because it is illegal."
The Catalan government has yet to formally sign off on its announced referendum.
The central government has previously blocked secessionist challenges through appeals to Spain's Constitutional Court. ■