The Spanish Prime Minister’s move to take back some powers from Catalonia is the “worst attack since the dictatorship of Franco”, says the region’s leader.Carles Puigdemont was reacting to Mariano Rajoy’s announcement that he has approved implementing the previously unused Article 155 of the country’s constitution to assume control of the region to thwart secession attempts.Mr Puigdemont said Mr Rajoy had set out to “humiliate” Catalonia in an “attack on democracy”.He said removing powers from Catalonia was the “worst attack against the institutions and the people of Catalonia since the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco”.
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