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Catalonia launches strike in bid to pressure Spain to recognise secession vote

Authorities in the Spanish region of Catalonia have launched a strike in protest against the central government’s forceful opposition to the region’s secession vote. Nearly 900 people were injured as hundreds of riot police attempted to shut down polling stations on October 1.

Catalans held huge demonstrations calling on Spain and the European Union to recognise their vote for independence. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from Barcelona.

 

 

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