In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 file photo, pro independence supporters wave "estelada" or pro independence flags during a rally of "Junts pel Si" or "Together for YES" in Barcelona, Spain. The region’s president declared independence from Spain this week, and the Spanish prime minister is threatening to remove Catalonia’s autonomy if they don’t drop the bid within eight days.
In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 file photo, pro independence supporters wave "estelada" or pro independence flags during a rally of "Junts pel Si" or "Together for YES" in Barcelona, Spain. The region’s president declared independence from Spain this week, and the Spanish prime minister is threatening to remove Catalonia’s autonomy if they don’t drop the bid within eight days. Emilio Morenatti AP
In this Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 file photo, pro independence supporters wave "estelada" or pro independence flags during a rally of "Junts pel Si" or "Together for YES" in Barcelona, Spain. The region’s president declared independence from Spain this week, and the Spanish prime minister is threatening to remove Catalonia’s autonomy if they don’t drop the bid within eight days. Emilio Morenatti AP

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