Spain: Catalan leader Puigdemont casts vote despite police crackdown

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont cast his vote in the Catalan independence referendum at a polling station in Cornella del Terri, Sunday, in lieu of a polling station in Girona where he was originally expected. In a tactical move to avoid police raids, Puigdemont and other Catalan leaders cast their ballots in different polling stations from the ones they were assigned to. Referendum... Еще supporters have braced for a contentious day, following crackdowns by Spanish authorities on polling stations, arrests of Catalan officials and the suspension of the vote by Spain's Constitutional Court over the last weeks. More than 5 million Catalans are expected to cast their votes in 2,315 polling stations across Catalonia.

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