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A woman tends to her injuries in front of riot police near a school being used as a polling station for the banned referendum, in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday. Photographer: Geraldine Hope Ghelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Puigdemont had been expected to issue a declaration since last week.
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
Spanish riot police forcefully descended on polling stations and rallies in Catalonia on Sunday, as the region held a independence referendum that the country's government in Madrid had attempted to s...
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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...