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Catalonia referendum: 90% voted for independence, say officials – as it happened - The Guardian

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Catalan referendum: muted response from EU leaders over police crackdown - The Guardian

Belgian PM one of few national leaders to denounce violence, as most EU leaders appear reluctant to respond formally. Jon Henley and Rowena Mason. Sun 1 Oct 2017 13.03 EDT Last modified on Tue 13 Mar 2018 13.53 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence - The Guardian

Spanish prime minister defends violent response to poll, as raids on ballot stations by riot police leave hundreds of Catalans injured • Catalan referendum – live · Sam Jones, Stephen Burgen and agencies. Sun 1 Oct 2017 19.04 EDT First published on Sun ...and more »

An unconstitutional vote on independence turns nasty - The Economist

THEY were scenes the Spanish government did not want to see. Across Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain, tens of thousands of people turned out to cast votes in an unconstitutional referendum on secession organised by the regional government. Spain's ...and more »

Catalonia independence vote IT systems 'shut down' - Sky News

Civil Guard agents raid a communications centre as people hold sit-ins at polling stations to try to stop police closing them. 22:10, UK, Saturday 30 September 2017. People gathered at a final pro-independence rally in Barcelona on Friday. Image ...and more »

Catalan leader calls for mediation with Spain over independence - The Guardian

Carles Puigdemont says EU 'cannot look the other way' after almost 900 were injured in referendum crackdown. Ripples from Catalan referendum could extend beyond Spain · Sam Jones and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona. Mon 2 Oct 2017 09.26 EDT First ...and more »

Catalonia and Spain need a compromise, but who can deliver one? - The Guardian

Spain is hit by a sudden crisis that could have been avoided. A German-style confederation could still work – if there are politicians prepared to try it. Giles Tremlett. Sun 1 Oct 2017 14.09 EDT Last modified on Mon 4 Dec 2017 09.47 EST. Share on ...and more »

Catalans defy Madrid with vote for independence - Financial Times

Catalonia's president said the region's citizens had “earned the right to have an independent state” after more than 2m people defied Spanish government attempts to halt Sunday's referendum and overwhelmingly backed independence. “My government, in ...and more »

Catalan referendum: Clashes with police leave nearly 900 injured, says Catalonia government - The Independent

Almost 900 people were injured in clashes during an independence referendum banned by the Spanish government, Catalan authorities have said. The region's department of health said four people remained in hospital, including two in a serious condition.and more »

FC Barcelona and the Catalan struggle for independence - The Conversation UK

FC Barcelona's motto “mes que un club” or “more than a club” is emblazoned across the team's website, splashed across the seats of its Nou Camp stadium and embroidered on the collars of first-team shirts. The slogan dates back to the Catalan club's ...and more »