Catalans defy Spain, turn out for banned independence vote

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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Thousands of Catalans gathered at designated polling stations on Sunday morning as they sought to defy Spanish authorities by voting in a banned independence referendum that has raised fears of unrest in the wealthy northeastern region.


The referendum, declared illegal by Spain’s central government, has thrown the country into its worst constitutional crisis in decades and raised fears of street violence as a test of will between Madrid and Barcelona plays out.


Civil Guard national police also streamed in a convoy through the streets of Barcelona...

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Catalans defy Spain, turn out for banned independence vote

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