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Homage To Catalonia: People Defy Madrid To Cast Ballots In Symbolic Independence Vote – 9 November 2014

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High numbers of Catalan voters are determined to take part in the highly-anticipated symbolic poll on Sunday on whether to split from Spain and become an independent country.After Spain’s High Court ruled the independence referendum proposed by Catalan leader Artur Mas unconstitutional last month, the Madrid government has also issued a ban on the informal poll, forbidding Catalans from making any public show of support for independence.Thousands rallied in front of the National Museum of Catalonia on Friday, however, in an effort to show resolve to stage the November 9 so-called “consultative vote,” despite warnings from Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s government to disrupt it.

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