Spain: Griona polling station mired in violence as police and voters face off

Spanish Civil Guard police cracked down on voters assembled outside a polling station in Sant Julia de Ramis, near the Catalan city of Girona, Sunday, soon after polls opened in an independence referendum the Spanish government deemed illegal. Security forces and protesters clashed as security forces attempted to smash into the polling station to prevent voters from parking in the referendum... Еще. More than 5 million Catalans are expected to cast their votes in 2,315 polling stations across Catalonia. 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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