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Fears of Violence as Spain Imposes Direct Rule Following Catalonian Independence Declaration

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The political crisis in Spain deepened Friday as lawmakers in the Catalan regional parliament voted to officially declare independence from Madrid. The Spanish government responded by invoking constitutional law to impose direct rule on the region and called snap elections there for Dec. 21, setting the stage for a confrontation with Catalan authorities and raising fears the crisis could turn violent. Henry Ridgwell has more.

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