Speaking up isn’t so easy for Catalans who feel Spanish

A man casts a symbolic 'No' vote during protest against the Catalonian referendum in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Despite the heated debate surrounding a planned referendum on whether Catalonia should secede from the rest of Spain, the "yes" side is campaigning mostly unopposed, because those who are against Catalan independence say they don't plan to vote at all. The voting paper reads ' Do you want Catalonia to remain part of Spain?' (AP Photo/Paul White)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 30, 2017, on page 11.




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