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And now both sides claims victory. Spain for preventing the referendum, Catalonia for "the citizens of Catalonia have won the right to an independent state in the form a republic".

I guess the crisis will continue tomorrow. The Spanish government has done much today to strengthen separatism, as the momentum for separatism tends to a large extent rest on the present state being intolerable. Sending in police to bludgeon people and carry away ballot boxes should add to that feeling.

by fjallstrom on Sun Oct 1st, 2017 at 09:58:42 PM EST

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