Catalan leader pressured from all sides

Catalan leader pressured from all sidesThe battle between Spain’s central government and the separatist leaders of Catalonia escalates day after day, forcing Catalan society to take a stand. Political parties, football clubs, businesses and civic society groups have picked their side — for or against independence, for or against holding a referendum — and they are all trying to convince Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. FC Barcelona, one of the world’s most popular football teams whose motto is “more than a club”, has long been a symbol of Catalan nationalism.

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