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Ukshep

Spain's Catalonia announces October independence vote

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The leader of Spain's Catalonia region, where a separatist movement is in full swing, on Friday announced an independence referendum for October 1 in defiance of Madrid which is firmly against such a vote.

Speaking in Barcelona, Carles Puigdemont said the question would be: "Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic."

Catalonia, a wealthy, 7.5-million-strong region with its own language and customs, has long demanded greater autonomy.

Separatist politicians in the northeastern region have tried for years to win approval from Spain's central government for a vote like Scotland's 2014 referendum on independence from Britain, which resulted in a "no" vote.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/spains-catalonia-announces-october-independence-vote-090136198.html

People rising up all over the world... Hmm!

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