Recent Examples of secessionist from the Web
Theories about the cause of the crash include pilot miscalculations of altitude, sabotage and an attack from a warplane flown by a mercenary pilot for the secessionists.
Sanchez, a prominent secessionist who was elected to parliament last December, has been held in a prison near Madrid since October.
On the day in October that Catalan secessionists voted for independence from Spain, a Twitter account with the name Persian Rose shared a video that claimed to show violence by the Spanish police against voters in Catalonia.
Cameroon authorities stepped up army patrols along the Nigerian border and imposed a week-long nighttime curfew in two English-speaking regions to prevent deadly attacks by secessionists.
Violence in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions has intensified amid a government crackdown on supporters of the secessionists, who call their area the Republic of Ambazonia.
Contrary to the Spanish government’s wishes, separatist parties regained a slim majority, keeping the conflict alive and rallying secessionists around the call to bring back Puigdemont.
Opinion polls had predicted secessionists to fall short of a majority.
No Way, Says the EU Opinion polls had predicted secessionists to fall short of a majority.
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Definition of secessionist for English Language Learners
: a person who thinks that a nation, state, etc., should separate from another and become independent
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