Spain—The ping-pong of threats continues.

Following an emergency cabinet meeting last Saturday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced his plans for Catalonia.

The measures, which are only possible by triggering Article 155, an unprecedented move in Spain’s– 42-year-old democracy, would see the national government taking control of Catalonia’s administration, police force, and public media.

“Rajoy has announced a de facto coup d’état against the Catalan institutions,” said President of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell.