"We must do so resisting repression and threats, without ever abandoning, at any time, civic and peaceful conduct," The Guardian quoted Puigdemont as saying and adding that his government did not have or want "the argument of force".
Pro-independence Catalans are expected to hold a long-planned march against Madrid's takeover of the region on Sunday.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has dissolved Catalan Parliament to impose direct ruler over it and called for a new regional election on December 21.
Spain also removed Josep Lluís Trapero Álvarez as chief of Catalonia's autonomous Mossos police force, as the government in Madrid took control of the autonomous region to block its push for independence.
Prime Minister Rajoy called for calm and said the rule of law would be restored in Catalonia, which is gripped in political crisis, since past three years.
The Catalan Government had said that it earned the right to split from Spain, claiming 90% of those who voted in referendum were in favour of independence.
Catalan nationalists have always argued that the region is a separate nation with its own history, culture and language, and that it should have increased fiscal independence. (ANI)