On March 25, over 80 people were injured in clashes between protestors and police in Barcelona and elsewhere across Catalonia. Riot police officers faced-off with an angry crowd as protestors had took on the streets denouncing the arrest of former separatist leader Carles Puigdemont in Germany.
On March 23, the Spanish Supreme Court issued a European arrest warrant for Puigdemont and a number of his aides. On March 25, Puigdemont was detained near the border between Germany and Denmark.
Puigdemont is accused of rebellion and sedition, after leading a pro-independence referendum deemed illegal by the Spanish government last year. He is facing up to 25 years in prison.