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Catalonia leader unafraid of arrest upon declaring independence

The leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont said he was not afraid of being arrested for his involvement in leading the independence referendum, reports Reuters.

When asked about his possible arrest in a press conference on Thursday, Mr Puigdemont said,

“Personally I am not afraid of that.”

The Catalonia leader said his government will ask regional parliament to declare independence on Monday.