Catalan independence to be proclaimed on Monday, Catalan far left parties say

El Pais:  An independent Catalan republic may be proclaimed as early as next Monday, according to members of CUP, the far-left party whose votes support the governing Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes) coalition. Both groups have filed a petition in the regional parliament to have Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont appear on Monday to provide an assessment of the independence referendum that was held on Sunday in violation of a Constitutional Court ban. The vote triggered unprecedented scenes for Spain as would-be voters clashed with police sent in to block the polling stations.