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Spain: Zaragoza holds symbolic Catalan independence referendum02:23

Spain: Zaragoza holds symbolic Catalan independence referendum

Spain, Zaragoza
September 24, 2017 at 15:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Catalans and locals living in Zaragoza, the regional capital of Aragon, took part in a symbolic Catalan independence referendum in a show of solidarity on Sunday. The vote was organised by the Puyalon de Cuchas political party, a left-wing Aragon nationalist organisation.

A Catalan resident who cast her ballot said she had come "because it seems to be very important to show solidarity with the Catalan people." Another voter stated that the offices of the Catalan communications agency he works for were searched recently by the Spanish Civil Guard and that several of his colleagues were arrested. He described the situation in the country as "very tense."

Catalan citizens will vote in an upcoming historic independence referendum on October 1, in a ballot that has been deemed “illegal” by the Spanish government. The Constitutional Court has suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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Catalans and locals living in Zaragoza, the regional capital of Aragon, took part in a symbolic Catalan independence referendum in a show of solidarity on Sunday. The vote was organised by the Puyalon de Cuchas political party, a left-wing Aragon nationalist organisation.

A Catalan resident who cast her ballot said she had come "because it seems to be very important to show solidarity with the Catalan people." Another voter stated that the offices of the Catalan communications agency he works for were searched recently by the Spanish Civil Guard and that several of his colleagues were arrested. He described the situation in the country as "very tense."

Catalan citizens will vote in an upcoming historic independence referendum on October 1, in a ballot that has been deemed “illegal” by the Spanish government. The Constitutional Court has suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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