The government of Spain is struggling to keep its country intact after the regional parliament of Catalonia, a region in the northeast that includes the city of Barcelona, declared independence on Friday.

The Spanish government was quick to suspend Catalonia's autonomy, and today, the country's attorney general declared that region's former leaders should be prosecuted for rebellion. The former head of Catalonia's government, Carles Puigdemont, has reportedly fled to Brussels.

But Charles Sennott, executive director of The GroundTruth Project, said the Catalonian push for independence is far from over.

"The central government in Madrid is now under a real pressure to regain control," he told Boston Public Radio

"Spain is a complex and intricately woven democracy that came out of the dictatorship of Franco," Sennott said. "It's trying to hold together."

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