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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 »

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

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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 »

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 »

Thousands protest and strike over Catalonia referendum violence - The Guardian

Municipal police in Barcelona say 15,000 demonstrators stopped traffic, as schools, universities and FC Barcelona shut down. Stephen Burgen in Barcelona and agencies. Tue 3 Oct 2017 08.14 EDT First published on Tue 3 Oct 2017 03.22 EDT. Share on ...and more »

King Felipe: Catalonia's authorities have 'scorned' all Spaniards with referendum - The Guardian

Spanish monarch uses strongly worded television address to chastise Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, for attempting to break the 'unity of Spain'. Sam Jones in Barcelona. @swajones. Wed 4 Oct 2017 02.14 EDT First published on Tue 3 Oct 2017 ...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 »

Spanish government crushes Catalan independence dreams – at a high price - The Conversation UK

Europe has had a rocky ride with referendums in recent years: think of Greece's anti-austerity vote in 2015, or the Brexit shock and Italy's failed constitutional referendum in December 2016. As the UK found with the 2014 Scottish independence vote ...and more »

Catalan referendum: Anti-police strike hits public services - BBC News

Thousands of people in Catalonia are rallying and blocking roads in protest over Spanish police violence during Sunday's independence referendum. There is little public transport across the region, after local trade unions called a strike. Spain's King ...and more »

Spain's king censures Catalonia in rare political intervention - Financial Times

King Felipe VI of Spain on Tuesday night voiced harsh criticism of the “irresponsible” Catalan government for its independence campaign, in a rare televised speech that stressed the crown's commitment to the unity of the country. Catalonia's ...and more »