Generalitat of Catalonia
Earlier, Catalan leaders had said they would not accept Spanish authority.
It's one of the biggest pro-unity rallies amid Catalonia's independence crisis.
Spain is already fighting back.
Carles Puigdemont said he had not received enough guarantees that the move would stop Spain imposing direct rule.
Instead, Carles Puigdemont made a “sincere and honest” offer for dialogue.
It was not a historic session, but rather an eccentric event.
The prime minister's move could deepen the confrontation between Madrid and Catalonia.
President Carles Puigdemont requested more time for negotiations.
Metro stations were closed in Barcleona as state workers walked out across Catalonia.
A peaceful independence referendum turned into scenes of chaos.