MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local):
Police in Barcelona have briefly charged against radical far-right protesters opposing Catalan independence from Spain.
A few hundred supporters of Spanish unity were gathering Thursday in a northern neighborhood of the Catalan capital for the first time since separatists began protesting on Monday following lengthy prison sentences for nine of their pro-independence leaders.
With Spanish flags around their waists or over their shoulders, many protesters shouted, “Long life Spain! Long life Catalunya!” at pro-independence supporters on another side of a square.