Tensions boil over on the streets of Barcelona after Spanish Prime Minister dissolves Catalan parliament

Tensions flared in Barcelona tonight as pro-Spanish gangs attacked Catalans as they celebrated the declaration of independence.

The unrest comes after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tonight sacked the Catalan government along with the region’s police chief and ordered elections for December 21.

Video emerged showing masked nationalists throwing punches in the street, knocking a middle-aged man to the ground in central Barcelona.