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Catalan Mayors defy courts ahead of referendum

17 September 2017, 09:08 | Opal Carroll

Spain Threatens 'Exceptional Measures' to Stop Catalonia Independence Vote

A number of the mayors under investigation take

Puigdemont and Barcelona's mayor Ada Colau have written to Rajoy and Spain's King Felipe, complaining of "an unprecedented repression offensive" but calling for political dialogue.

"Don't underestimate the strength of Catalonia's people who have taken the decision to decide", declared Catalan President Carles Puigdemont.

Spain considers the vote illegal, as does its Constitutional Court.

Catalonia's wealth and the substantial support for secession has led the central government toward increasingly desperate measures to stop the vote, including imposing direct control over most public services in Catalonia to prevent local government officials cooperating with the vote using any official funds.

Armed police have raided print works and newspaper offices in Catalonia in search of voting papers and ballot boxes to be used in the referendum - to no avail.

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The Catalan government plans to hold a referendum on self rule for the wealthy northeastern region on October the 1st.

"I think it's very sad. This is what we regret most of all", Neus Lloveras, member of the Catalonian parliament, told RT. City authorities have been forced to sign an agreement that federal money will not be used for referendum purposes.

Thousands of Basques holding banners that read "we want to decide" marched on Saturday (Sep 16) in support of Catalonia's independence referendum to separate from Madrid, which Basque separatists have long fought for.

"The majority of the members of the Catalan parliament are in favor of independence".

Polls in July showed that 70 percent of Catalans want the chance to vote on their independence. "Of course, we would respect them", he said, adding that even though Catalonia might not immediately become an European Union member state, in the end, the people and companies would change nothing but their nationality.



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