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Police trying to shut down a banned independence referendum in Catalonia have fired rubber bullets at protesters in Barcelona. Thousands of officers are deployed across the region with orders to seize ballot boxes. (01.10.2017)
Ex-Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, wanted for rebellion in Spain, has met representatives from his JuntsxCat party in a Berlin hotel. The party insists it is open to talks with Mariano Rajoy's government in Madrid.
More than 300,000 people have rallied in Barcelona, calling for the release of Catalan separatist politicians. A wide range of political and social groups came together to organize the protest.
In Spain, more than 300,000 protesters have demonstrated against the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders. The rally was organized by two pro-independence grassroots groups, and had the support of Spain's two main labor unions.
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