Barcelona, Spain (CNN)Spain dismissed Catalonia’s president and Cabinet and dissolved its Parliament on Friday hours after lawmakers in the autonomous region defied Madrid and voted overwhelmingly to declare independence.
For EU nothing changes. Spain remains our only interlocutor. I hope the Spanish government favours force of argument, not argument of force.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) October 27, 2017
CNN’s Claudia Rebaza reported from Barcelona and Laura Smith-Spark wrote from London. CNN’s Steve Almasy, Erin McLaughlin, Vasco Cotovio and Sarah Chiplin contributed to this report, as did journalist Elena Gyldenkerne.