The government of Spain announces that it will block the holding of a referendum in Catalonia.
The Catalan government is formed after months of negotiations, with Pere Aragonès becoming the 132nd President, the first from the Republican Left of Catalonia in forty years and the youngest in the institution's seven-hundred-year history. Aragonès pledges to immediately restart independence talks with the Spanish government.
The Spanish Civil Guard arrests nine members of the Committees for the Defence of the Catalan Republic for planning violent acts and creating homemade explosives. Expressions of support come from politicians including the Government and President of Catalonia claiming the charges represent repression against Catalonia.