Catalan referendum: 'Hundreds hurt' as police try to stop voters

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Catalan referendum: 'Hundreds hurt' as police try to stop voters

Post by oneopinion » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:17 pm

Catalan emergency officials say 761 people have been injured as police used force to try to block voting in Catalonia's independence referendum.
The Spanish government had pledged to stop a poll that was declared illegal by the country's constitutional court.
Police officers prevented some people from voting, and seized ballot papers and boxes at polling stations.
In the regional capital Barcelona, police used batons and fired rubber bullets during pro-referendum protests.
Speaking soon after the polls closed at 20:00 local time (18:00 GMT), Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Catalans had been fooled into taking part in an illegal vote.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41461032



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