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As Catalonia Independence Referendum Nears, Madrid Escalates Tensions

NYTimes.com Wednesday, 20 September 2017
The Spanish police have raided regional government offices and detained at least 14 people less than two weeks before a vote Madrid has vowed to block.
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News video: Catalan pro-independence mayors defy Spanish government before referendum

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More than 700 mayors from across the Catalonia region of northeast Spain have protested in Barcelona in support of a planned independence referendum. Political tensions in Spain are increasing as the proposed October voting date nears.

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