>> Tens of thousands of protesters engulfing Barcelona's streets on Sunday. This time opposing any declaration of Catalan independence from Spain. Many waving Spanish and Catalan flags as well as banners calling for unity. The divide in Spain attracting famous faces with the Nobel Literature laureate, Fergus Viosa marching in the rally.
Thousands more protested in Madrid on Saturday also urging unity and calm. The weekend's demonstrations come as the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy threatened to use out for moving Catalonia's government if the region claims independence.>> The government will prevent any declaration of independence from turning into something. Spain will continue to be Spain.
>> He also said he could suspend the wealthy region's existing autonomous status. The stark warning comes days before the Catalan leader,Carles Puigdemont is expected to address the regions' parliament on Tuesday, when he could unilaterally declare independence. But after last Sunday's referendum, where more than 90% of the 2.3 million people who voted, backed independence according to Catalan officials.
Spanish authorities ruled the poll was illegal. Clashes erupted as National Police tried to stop people voting. Officers fired rubber bullets and charged crowds with truncheons in scenes that shocked Spain and the International Community. Catalan health authorities put the number of injured at around 900. Rajoy says the extra police deployed to Catalonia before the vote will stay until the crisis is over.