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Will Catalonia become independent?

The Spanish government may have the wrong approach to tackling the separatists

By Sam Edwards  

The President of Catalan's regional government Artur Mas would likely be the first leader of an independent Catalonia. © AP Photo/Manu Fernandez

Today, more than 1.5m people are expected to gather on one of Barcelona’s main avenues to celebrate the national day of Catalonia and commemorate the region’s submission to the Spanish crown 301 years earlier. This will be the latest in a series of mass protests that have…

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