Catalans back a “yes” vote for independence

there have been celebrations in Barcelona after the Catalan government declared 90 percent voted in favour of splitting with Spain in the region’s contentious referendum. Unconfirmed figures say 2.26 million people defied a police crackdown and cast their ballots, amounting to a 42 percent turnout. The head of Catalonia’s regional government Carles Puigdemont (Pooch da Mon)…

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