Puigdemont had entered Germany from Denmark after leaving Finland on Friday when it appeared police would arrest him there and begin an extradition process requested by Spain. Tens of thousands of Catalans, many of them wearing yellow in support of jailed separatist leaders, demonstrated in Barcelona on Sunday afternoon, chanting "Puigdemont, our president" and "freedom for political prisoners." (Markku Ulander/Associated Press)German police said they had arrested Puigdemont in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on a European arrest warrant issued by Spain. Protesters march on Barcelona's Passeig de Gracia on Sunday, following the arrest of deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in Germany. "The president was going to Belgium to put himself, as always, at the disposal of Belgian justice," Pique told Reuters.
Source: CBC News March 25, 2018 11:58 UTC