Spanish Judge Orders 5 Catalan Leaders Detained

Catalonia's former leader, Carles Puigdemont, also faces an international arrest warrant.

Spanish Judge Orders 5 Catalan Leaders Detained
Televisió de Catalunya

Separatist supporters took to the streets in Catalonia to protest the detention of five more independence leaders.

A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Friday ordered five pro-independence Catalan politicians to be held without bail. That judge also issued international arrest warrants for six other Catalan politicians, including Carles Puigdemont.

A coalition of separatist parties maintained a fragile majority after special elections. But no government has been formed, which could force the Spanish region to hold a new election.