Balconies are decorated with "estelada" flags, that symbolizes Catalonia's independence, and a banner encouraging people to vote for a referendum in Catalonia, in Barcelona, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)
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Catalan leaders launched a legal battle Tuesday to get their drive for a referendum on independence from Spain back on track after a court suspended it.The court Monday suspended the nonbinding referendum following an appeal from Spain's central government that says the vote is unconstitutional.The Catalan government had launched a publicity campaign to inform voters about the referendum after the region's President Artur Mas Saturday signed a decree calling for the vote to be held on Nov. 9 . The Catalan National Assembly, a powerful pressure group pushing for the independence vote, urged its supporters to gather outside town halls across Catalonia at 7 p.m. to protest against the court's ruling.
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