Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has 'suspended' a speech where he was expected to announce a snap election and dissolve the Catalan Parliament.
Puigdemont was scheduled to speak at midday but will now address parliament this afternoon where he is still expected to make the announcement. No explanation for the delay has been given.
It follows reports that his wife has left the country with their two children after their police guard was axed.
Huge numbers of independence supporters have today gathered in Barcelona.