Span­ish may­ors meet in show of strength

The Dallas Morning News - - World -

BARCELONA, Spain — More than 700 may­ors from the Cat­alo­nia re­gion met Satur­day in Barcelona in a show of strength amid pres­sure from Spain’s cen­tral gov­ern­ment not to hold an in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum.

Po­lit­i­cal tensions in Spain are in­creas­ing as the pro­posed vot­ing date of Oct. 1 nears.

Hun­dreds of may­ors stood Satur­day next to re­gional Pres­i­dent Car­les Puigde­mont and Barcelona Mayor Ada Co­lau in Barcelona, the cap­i­tal and main city in the re­gion. “We will not be in­tim­i­dated,” Co­lau said.

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