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.
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.
Authorities say more than 460 people have been injured.
The autonomous state is set to hold an secession vote on Sunday, which Madrid has deemed “illegal and undemocratic.”
All of Spain is baffled by what's going on.