Catalonia separatists call for a peaceful vote

Catalan authorities say they are working to ensure that a disputed referendum on secession from Spain will take place peacefully, despite being declared illegal by the central government in Madrid.

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    Catalan authorities say they are working to ensure that a disputed referendum on secession from Spain will take place peacefully, despite being declared illegal by the central government in Madrid.

    Thousands of university students have marched through Barcelona to protest what they call an intensifying crackdown by the Spanish government ahead of Sunday's vote.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Barcelona.


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