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Demonstrators rally in Madrid against planned independence referendum

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 01:05

Demonstrators gather outside Madrid's City Hall rallying against a planned independence referendum in Catalonia. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. A large crowd of demonstrators gathered outside Madrid's City Hall on Saturday (September 30) rallying against a planned independence referendum in Catalonia. Waving the Spanish flag, crowds cheered as several men attached flags along scaffolding outside the building. Tens of thousands of Catalans are expected to vote in Sunday's (October 1) ballot which will have no legal status, as it has been blocked by Spain's Constitutional Court and Madrid has sent thousands of police to the northeastern region to stop it from taking place. Spain's government said police had sealed off 1,300 of 2,315 schools in Catalonia which had been designated as polling stations for the banned referendum.

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Demonstrators rally in Madrid against planned independence referendum

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 01:05