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People holding  'Esteladas' (Catalan pro-independence flags) attend a protest in front of the Economy headquarters of Catalonia's regional government in Barcelona on September 20, 2017, during a search by Spain's Guardia Civil police.

Spain's Guardia Civil police arrested a top Catalan government official on as part of raids on several Catalan government offices, sparking protests in Barcelona. The operation comes amid mounting tensions as Catalan leaders press ahead with preparations for an independence referendum on October 1 despite Madrid's ban and a court ruling deeming it illegal.


 / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE        (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)
People holding  'Esteladas' (Catalan pro-independence flags) attend a protest in front of the Economy headquarters of Catalonia's regional government in Barcelona on September 20, 2017, during a search by Spain's Guardia Civil police.

Spain's Guardia Civil police arrested a top Catalan government official on as part of raids on several Catalan government offices, sparking protests in Barcelona. The operation comes amid mounting tensions as Catalan leaders press ahead with preparations for an independence referendum on October 1 despite Madrid's ban and a court ruling deeming it illegal.


 / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE        (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Detenciones y confiscaciones para intentar detener el referendo catalán

La detención de líderes independentistas catalanes así como la confiscación de más de 10.000.000 de papeletas para el referendo dificulta realizar la consulta independentista catalana. El presidente de Gobierno de España Mariano Rajoy ratificó el carácter ilegal de esta consulta

Detenciones y confiscaciones para intentar detener el referendo catalán

La detención de líderes independentistas catalanes así como la confiscación de más de 10.000.000 de papeletas para el referendo dificulta realizar la consulta independentista catalana. El presidente de Gobierno de España Mariano Rajoy ratificó el carácter ilegal de esta consulta