Spain: Clashes erupt outside Barcelona polling station as voters head to polls

Police clashes with voters outside polling station located at the Ramon Llull School in Barcelona, Sunday, as voters hit the polls to cast their votes in an independence referendum the Spanish government deemed illegal. Scores of defiant voters gathered around the police contingent, chanting slogans in sign of protest as security forces climbed the school fence to prevent voters from advancing... Еще into the premises. 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. Referendum 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.

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