Pro-independence groups, unions call for general strike Oct. 3 in Catalonia

by Reuters
Sunday, 1 October 2017 20:13 GMT

MADRID, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Pro-independence groups and trade unions in Catalonia have called for a general strike in the northeastern Spanish region for Oct. 3, La Vanguardia newspaper reported citing the head of the group Omnium Cultural Jordi Cuixart.

Catalonia's economic output is worth around a fifth of Spain's total gross domestic product and the region has an economy around the size of that of Chile. (Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Paul Day)

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