Spanish Civil Guards clashed with protesters in the Catalan town of Sant Carles de la Rapita, on Sunday. Dozens were reportedly injured after the Civil Guard arrived at the polling center where around 200 people were waiting to vote. Scuffles erupted after a Catalan police officer asked the Spanish Civil Guard to calm the crowd. Agents of the Civil Guard have reportedly taken away empty ballot... Еще boxes. Referendum supporters have braced themselves for a tense 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, with more than 200 stations in Barcelona alone.