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Protesters against a banned referendum on independence in Catalonia tear Esteladas (Catalan separatist flag) during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera
The government voted to strip Catalonia of its autonomy less than an hour after the region declared independence.
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The autonomous state is set to hold an secession vote on Sunday, which Madrid has deemed “illegal and undemocratic.”
Confusion and chaos are swelling in Spain, where Catalan separatist leaders have vowed to defy the Spanish government and press ahead with their fast-approaching vote for independence. Where and how t...