Catalans Support Secession From Spain in Vote Boycotted by Opponents

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Referendum marred by violence; more than 800 people injured in clashes with police

BARCELONA—The leaders of Catalonia said voters in the restive Spanish region overwhelmingly backed independence on Sunday in a referendum that was boycotted by opponents and marred by violence, putting Spain on the brink of a political and constitutional crisis.

Catalan leaders said preliminary results showed that 2.02 million votes, or about 90% of the total, were cast in favor of a split with Spain. Those ballots represent about...