Catalan ex-leader’s capture in Germany sparks mass protests

Catalan Mossos d’Esquadra regional police officers clash with pro-independence supporters trying to reach the Spanish government office in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday. (Emilio Morenatti/AP photo)

BARCELONA, Spain — Five months after going on the run from Spanish authorities, Catalonia’s former president was detained in Germany on an international warrant Sunday by highway police after the ardent separatist crossed the border with Denmark.