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Spain Threatens To Arrest 700 Mayors For Backing Catalonian Independence

Spain Threatens To Arrest 700 Mayors For Backing Catalonian Independence

The court had earlier accepted an appeal against the independence referendum, whose celebration is now illegal under Spanish law. There is no official "no" campaign because most of the opposition is snubbing the vote. Some eight hours later in Cambrils, a city 120 kilometres south of Barcelona, an Audi A3 auto rammed into pedestrians, injuring six civilians - one of them critical - and a police officer, authorities said. "In Catalonia, we are democrats".

Spain's King Felipe VI has commented for the first time on the political crisis triggered by Catalonia's plan to hold a referendum on the region's independence, saying people must respect the country's constitution, which forbids secession.

Over 700 municipal leaders pledged to help facilitate the vote, although the mayor of Barcelona has not yet taken a definitive position.

He stressed that Brussels would follow the decisions made by the Constitutional Court of Spain and its parliament, and not support separatism in Europe.

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But Colau announced Thursday an agreement has been reached to use the regional government's facilities in Barcelona as polling stations.

A huge Estelada (Catalan separatist flags) is carried as thousands of people gather for a rally on Catalonia's national day "La Diada" in Barcelona, Spain, September 11, 2017.

Pro-independence Catalan president Carles Puigdemont dubbed the move an "atrocity scarcely worthy of a democracy", and said he would attend Saturday's protest.

But regional authorities are trying to sidestep the legal obstacles.

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Rafael Nadal didn't back down when, less than 24 hours after winning US Open title, he was asked what he thought about the referendum in Spain to decide the Catalan independence.

The pro-independence coalition governing Catalonia says the October 1 ballot will go ahead despite a ruling by Spain's Constitutional Court suspending the vote until judges can rule on its legality. The police have orders to prevent preparations for the ballot, while anybody collaborating in its organization is also legally liable.

A majority of Catalonia's 5.5 million voters want to have their say on the northeastern region's relationship with Spain, but the independence cause has lost support in recent years and surveys indicate less than 50 percent of the population would choose full self-rule.

But constitutional law professor Javier Perez Royo said it would be hard for the state to stop the referendum if huge numbers of Catalans disobey the law and vote.

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