The National High Court in Madrid confirmed to The Spain Report on Wednesday afternoon that it will investigate demonstrators in Barcelona who blocked access to the regional economy ministry during a judicial search last week for the crime of sedition.

Judge Carmen Lamela at the National High Court ruled that she had jurisdiction not because the crime to be investigated is sedition but because the offence allegedly took place against the form of government.

"I understand that jurisdiction for the events denounced by the Public Prosecutor's Office corresponds to this court, not because...