Across Spain, demonstrators take to the streets to oppose Catalan independence push

November 8, 2014 8:26 PM

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MADRID (AP) – An organization that opposes plans by the northeastern region of Catalonia to hold an informal independence poll has held protests in several cities across Spain.

Several hundred people in Madrid listened to Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa read out a statement Saturday describing the poll planned for Nov. 9 as disrespectful of "the rule of law or the true will of the people."

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