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Spanish government bans Catalan independence flags at football final

Spanish police have been told to frisk at least FC Barcelona football fans attending the Copa del Rey cup final in Madrid on Sunday to ensure they aren't carrying flags in support of Catalonia’

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Catalan independence: Hundreds of thousands rally for break with Spain

Catalan independence: Hundreds of thousands rally for break with Spain 9/11/16

Spain vows to block Catalonia's 2014 independence vote

Spanish govt vows to block Catalan independence poll - AFP. Spain's government vowed Thursday to block Catalonia's plan to hold an independence poll on November 9 next year. "The poll will not be held," Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon told journalists just moments after Catalonia's president Artur Mas announced a deal among regional parties for the date and wording of a referendum.

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Catalan independence: Hundreds of thousands rally for break with Spain

A sail boat carrying an Estelada Catalan independence flag sails off a beach near Girona, 10 September

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What Does a 36-Foot-Tall Human Tower Have to Do With Catalan Independence?

Bondholders Vote on Catalan Independence - bloombergview.com, Mark Gilbert, NOV 10, 2014. "Now that 81 percent of Catalonian voters have expressed their preference for independence from Spain, the Spanish government's refusal to negotiate with the separatist movement has become unsustainable -- and risks driving even more people into the independence movement."

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Spain's Constitutional Court annuls Catalan independence motion

Spain's Constitutional Court annuls Catalan independence motion - yahoo.com, December 2, 2015

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Why does Catalonia want independence from Spain?

Why does Catalonia want independence from Spain? - telegraph.co.uk, Harriet Alexander, 22 Oct 2014. "Calls for complete independence grew steadily until July 2010, when the Constitutional Court in Madrid overruled part of the 2006 autonomy statute, stating that there is no legal basis for recognising Catalonia as a nation within Spain. The economic crisis in Spain has only served to magnify calls for Catalan independence – as the wealthy region is seen as propping up the poorer rest of…

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Crowds rally against legal action on Catalan independence leaders: “We won’t allow attacks on our representatives” http://www.collectiuemma.cat/article/2519/crowds-rally-against-legal-action-on-catalan-independence-leaders-we-wont-allow-attacks-oncrowds-rally-against-legal-action-on-catalan-independence-leaders-we-wont-allow-attacks-on