A judge at an administrative law court in Madrid has banned an event that was to be held on Sunday, September 17 in support of the independence referendum in Catalonia.

The event was to have taken place in a municipal building, which is why the Popular Party in Madrid City Hall could petition the administrative law judge for the event's prohibition.

The judge said the event clearly supported an act—the Catalan independence referendum—which had been suspended, which was unconstitutional, and which had not been authorised by the central government.

"It is not possible for an event th...