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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 ...

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...

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 BARCELONA, Spain – Spain's Guardia Civil police on Wednesday, September 20, search...

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...

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...

Spanish police arrest top aide to Catalan VP

Spain’s Guardia Civil police force on Wednesday arrested the Catalan vice-president’s right-hand man, police and Catalonia’s regional government said. The arrest of Josep Maria Jove, the s...

Spain’s Guardia Civil raid Catalan government HQ amid referendum row

Spain’s Guardia Civil have searched several Barcelona headquarters of Catalonia’s regional government, a Catalan government spokesman has said. The operation comes amid mounting tensions as ...

Hundreds of thousands march in Catalonia as Madrid aims to block independence referendum

Around 1 million people demonstrated in Barcelona yesterday on Catalonia’s national day or Diada, according to local police, ahead of a Catalan independence referendum scheduled for October 1. ...

‘Independencia!’ Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona as tensions rise over vote to separate from Spain | Toronto Star

People celebrate the Catalan National Day in Barcelona on Monday.  (David Ramos / GETTY IMAGES)  People wave 'Esteladas' (pro-independence Catalan flags) on Monday.  (PAU BARRENA / AFP/GETT...

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