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The Washington Post - Support in the region for independence from Spain is split along the lines of age, class and language

PorMargherita Stancati and Adrià Calatayud | Photographs by Edu Bayer for The Wall Street Journallunes, 28 de octubre de 2019 14:30 ED

BARCELONA—As marchers for Catalan independence filled the center of this prosperous Mediterranean port city, on its outskirts Esther Fernández watched them on TV with contempt.

“They are spoiled brats,” said Ms. Fernández, 57, an unemployed cleaner and waitress who lives in the working-class neighborhood of Ciutat Meridiana. “They never had to work for anything in their lives.”

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