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Catalan parliament presses case for independence, more protests planned


BARCELONA/LA JONQUERA, Spain (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament pressed its case for secession from Spain on Tuesday, two days after a national election, while French riot police fired tear gas at Catalan protesters to try to unblock a major border crossing.

Defying a warning of legal consequences from Spain’s Constitutional Court, the Catalan parliament, which is dominated by pro-independence parties, expressed the “will to exercise the right of self-determination in a concrete way”.

The motion called for political action but is non-binding and has no legal effect, a parliament spokeswoman told Reuters.

Separately, the pro-independence cause received a tacit ...


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