Spaniards use national holiday to show unity amid Catalan crisis

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Spaniards lined the streets of Madrid and Barcelona on Thursday and national flags hung from balconies across the capital as unionists used a public holiday to demonstrate unity in the face of moves by Catalonia to declare independence.

The wealthy region’s intention to break away has plunged Spain into its worst political crisis since an attempted military coup in 1981, with Madrid threatening to sack the Catalan government if it goes ahead.

Madrid’s customary military parade marking the anniversary of explorer Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on...


Spaniards use national holiday to show unity amid Catalan crisis


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