Spain: Catalan schools prepare to stay open as polling stations amid threat of closure

Hundreds of schools all over Catalonia that have been earmarked as polling stations are organising themselves to keep their buildings open, in case police attempt to prevent Sunday'ss independence vote from taking place. There is a call to make noise in the streets if any neighbour sees the police coming at one Barcelona school. Parents have organised numerous activities for everyone in the... Еще schools, as seen in footage from Friday. «Due to the threat of the sealing of schools, people from the educational community have organised themselves, not only here, but all over Catalonia, to make sure we can vote freely on Sunday,» said Miguel Angel Torrijos, a father of one of the school children. The Spanish government has deemed the referendum, scheduled to take place on October 1, «illegal». The Constitutional Court suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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