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    Students chat in the University of Barcelona's historic building after thousands of students occupied it before a political meeting in favor of the banned October 1 independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, September 27, 2017

    Students Rally in Barcelona to Support Catalonia Referendum (VIDEO)

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    Students held a rally in Barcelona on Thursday in support of the Catalonia independence referendum slated for October 1.

    The Spanish government has outlawed the Catalan authorities' initiative to hold an independence vote on Sunday. But despite the strong opposition from Madrid, local leadership is determined to conduct the referendum.

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