Regional president, Carles Puigdemont, to set out independence plans for first time since referendum that provoked standoff with Spanish government. Follow the latest developments

Catalonia has declared independence once before. On 6 October 1934, the president of the Generalitat, Lluís Companys, proclaimed a Catalan state, but it did not end well.

The move was quickly crushed by the government. Companys was arrested, tried and sentenced to 30 years in prison for rebellion, the autonomous government was suspended and virtually all its members were jailed.

We hope they don’t declare anything tomorrow, because anyone doing so might end up like him 83 years ago, in prison.

PP MP @pablocasado_ threatened Catalan President that his fate might be the same as former President Companys’. He was shot by Francoists

El Pais video journalist Alfonso Congostrina is also outside the Catalan parliament in Barcelona. He has been recording the build-up to Carles Puigdemont’s speech all afternoon.

His videos show Catalan parliamentarians arriving for the announcement, which is set to take place at 5pm UK time.

.@ALevySoler d @PPopular entra @parlament_cat para escuchar declaración @KRLS #DUI #155 #IndependenciaCatalunya #referendumCAT #1Oct2017

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