Spain: Locals brand Catalan vote violence «horrible, shocking»

Locals in Barcelona on Monday branded the violence surrounding the Catalan referendum the previous day as «horrible and shocking». Some 844 people were injured in numerous raids at different polling stations across the region. Catalan citizens voiced concern that there was «too much repression against people who were just standing in lines willing to vote». Some branded the scenes «horrible... Еще and shocking». Others questioned allowing children and elderly people to stand outside the polling stations. The Catalan government said 2,262,424 ballots were cast with 90.9 percent voting in favour of independence, according to preliminary results. Some seven percent voted no.

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