Rabat- Oriol Junqueras, the head of the Republican left of Cataluña; a pro-independence Catalan party, has defended the need for "civil disobedience" in the northeastern Spanish region of Cataluña if the central government in Madrid vetoes a referendum on secession that has been scheduled for November 9, according to Spanish daily newspaper ElPais.

Tarik El Barakah is a journalist and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat.