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Spain: Two Catalan Independence Leaders Arrested

HeadlineOct 17, 2017
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In the Spanish region of Catalonia, police arrested two leaders of the Catalan independence movement Monday, charging them with illegally orchestrating a banned independence vote on October 1. The arrests sparked a new round of mass protests in Barcelona and other cities across Catalonia. They came as Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont failed to clarify Monday whether he was formally declaring independence from Spain, defying a deadline set by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Puigdemont instead repeated his earlier call for two months of dialogue aimed at overcoming the crisis.

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