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Clashes erupt over Catalan independence vote

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by BMD, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. BMD

    BMD Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/catalans-assemble-polling-stations-defying-041729703.html

    Spanish riot police smash way into Catalan voting center

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    Spanish National Police prevents voters from reaching a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, 1 Oct. 2017. Catalan pro-referendum supporters vowed Saturday to ignore a police ultimatum to leave the schools they are occupying to use in a vote seeking independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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    Spanish National Police prevents voters from reaching a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, 1 Oct. 2017. Catalan pro-referendum supporters vowed Saturday to ignore a police ultimatum to leave the schools they are occupying to use in a vote seeking independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain (AP) -- Spanish riot police smashed their way into the polling station where Catalonia's regional leader was due to vote in the disputed independence referendum on Sunday. Scuffles erupted outside between police and people waiting to vote.
     
  2. Scotlander

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    The Spanish government is right to defend national unity. This referendum is not the way to decide about matters that concern all of Spain.
     
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    That's not really the point. Okay, the referendum wasn't official but people should be allowed to express themselves without 900 of them being beaten.

    The EU condoned this too.

     
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    Apparently Catalans want to leave the EU. And they're declaring independence. Now is when the EUSSR will show its true colours.
     
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    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Do you support independence for Scotland? I see a lot of similarities here bud.
     
  6. BMD

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    Not really, I don't remember the UK police smashing in the heads of SNP voters at the Scottish independence referendum in 2014.
     

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