Separatist mayors hold their ceremonial staves into the air after a vote on independence in the Catalan parliament in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Catalonia’s regional parliament has passed a motion saying they are establishing an independent Catalan Republic. Separatist lawmakers erupted in applause as the vote was approved with 70 votes in favor of independence, 10 against and 2 blank ballots. Most opposition lawmakers had left the chamber in protest moments before the vote. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Separatist lawmakers hold their ceremonial staves into the air after a vote on independence in the Catalan parliament in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Catalonia’s regional parliament has …
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