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Catalan Party Calls for Civil Disorder 10/23 05:44

   BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A far-left pro-independence party in Catalonia is 
calling for "mass civil disobedience" in the region following the Spanish 
government's unprecedented move to trigger a section of the constitution 
allowing the central government to intervene in the running of the region.

   In an announcement Monday, the CUP, a key ally in the regional parliament to 
the minority ruling separatist coalition, described the move by Spanish Prime 
Minister Mariano Rajoy as "the greatest aggression against the civil, 
individual and collective rights of the Catalan people" since the dictatorship 
of Gen. Francisco Franco, who died in 1975.

   The party said the move will be met by civil disobedience as a form of 
non-violent resistance. It said it would elaborate on what form of action this 
would take later in the week.


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