Tuesday, 29th November 2022
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Barcelona-Real Madrid match becomes platform for Catalan independence

A top-flight match in Barcelona has blended sports with politics as Catalan activists seek an international audience. The match had been planned for October but was canceled due to widespread demonstrations.

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