Pro-independence for Catalonia supporters and former agriculture minister Meritxell Serret demonstrate near the EU quarter in Brussels, Sunday, Nov 12, 2017. Eight members of the now-defunct Catalan ... - Easy Branches

Pro-independence for Catalonia supporters and former agriculture minister Meritxell Serret demonstrate near the EU quarter in Brussels, Sunday, Nov 12, 2017. Eight members of the now-defunct Catalan ...

Pro-independence for Catalonia supporters and former agriculture minister Meritxell Serret demonstrate near the EU quarter in Brussels, Sunday, Nov 12, 2017. Eight members of the now-defunct Catalan government remain jailed for their alleged roles in promoting an illegal declaration of independence, while Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is urging the Catalan people to oust separatists from their regional parliament in an early election he has called for Dec. 21. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)