Catalan firefighters unfurled a giant banner depicting a ballot box with the words «love democracy» written across it, in front of the Museum of Catalan History in Barcelona, on Thursday. The huge banner was deployed despite the fact the Spanish Constitutional court has deemed the referendum to be illegal. Earlier on Friday, farmers took to the streets in solidarity with the pro-independence... Еще vote in tractors. Both firefighters and farmers have offered to secure polling stations, as tensions mount with Madrid over the upcoming referendum on 1 October. Madrid has seized ballot papers, raided a printing work for materials related to the referendum and also attempted to enforce the closure of pro-referendum websites over the past 10 days in an effort to block the vote.