The Catalan National Assembly (ANC) called on supporters to occupy the space between the Catalan Parliament and the High Court in Catalonia at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, the organisation said in a statement.

At that time, a session is due to begin in the regional chamber at which some kind of declaration of independence from Spain is expected to be made, although the session is billed as a debate on the general political situation.

The ANC said it was calling on people to "advance alongside Catalan institutions in defence of the result of the October 1 referendum". Two giant screens w...