Catalonia will hold regional elections Thursday, two months after separatist campaigners tried to declare independence from Madrid following a disputed referendum. Many leaders of the secessionist movement have been arrested – prompting comparisons among some supporters to the actions of former Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco. As Henry Ridgwell reports from Barcelona, history plays a key role in the Catalan independence movement.
Originally published at – https://www.voanews.com/a/catalonia-independence-movement-draws-on-history/4170338.html

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