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Catalonia vote supporters flood streets

MADRID -- Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets Wednesday amid an intensifying government crackdown that included the arrests of a dozen regional officials and the seizure of 10 million ballot papers. The ...

Spain's government moves to halt independence vote for Catalonia, sparking protests

After years of largely ignoring Catalan separatism, Spain’s central government moved decisively Wednesday to halt preparations for an independence referendum in its Catalonia region, where memories of repression under the Franco dictatorship linger. The Spanish Civil Guard, a ...

Catalan nationalists protest in Barcelona

Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona’s streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote that included the arrests of a dozen regional officials Wednesday and the seizure of 10 million bal...

Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop in

Clash over Catalan vote heats up in Spain as police swoop in MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona's streets amid an intensifying government crackdown on the independence vote that included the arres...

Tensions rise as 12 held in Catalan government raids ahead of...

Spanish police have arrested at least 12 people in raids on Catalan government offices, as national authorities intensified a crackdown on the region’s preparations for a secession vote which S...

Spain police search Catalan gov't headquarters amid referendum row

The operation comes amid mounting tensions as Catalan leaders press ahead with preparations for an independence referendum on October 1 despite Madrid's ban and a court ruling deeming it illegal ...

Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials

SPANISH POLICE DETAINED 13 Catalan government officials today in a crack down on preparations for an independence referendum in the region which Madrid says is illegal. The arrests sparked angry...

Protests as police detain Catalan officials in referendum crisis

BARCELONA (AFP) -  Spanish police detained 13 Catalan government officials Wednesday as they crack down on preparations for an independence referendum in the region which Madrid says...

The Latest: Spain takes control of Catalan govt spending

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): Spain's Finance Ministry says it has imposed further controls of the Catalan government's financ...

Spanish police detain Catalan official in referendum row

A crowd of protesters gather outside the Catalan region’s economy ministry after junior economy minister Josep Maria Jove was arrested by Spanish police during a raid on several government offi...

12 arrested in raids on Catalan officials

Police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional government of Catalonia as a crackdown intensifies on the region's preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal....

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