Spain: Catalans set up camp in Barcelona polling stations as referendum draws near

The 'Castellers de Sants' spent Friday night sleeping in the Jaume I school in Barcelona, Friday, vowing to spend the following two nights at the school in a bid to prevent Spanish police from sealing off the facility designated as a polling station in the Catalan independence referendum. Nibbling on Xurros brought by neighbours for breakfast, the Castellers passed the time in their sleeping... Еще bags, playing songs and discussing their plans of action for the upcoming days. «"We only want to vote. I don't think we are afraid,» Guillem Andres, one of the castellers said. Rosalia, a Barcelona resident who lives in the neighbourhood expressed her fear of what will come next, before adding «if we don't try, we will never know. The Spanish government has deemed the referendum, which is set 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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