Spain: Pellets fly as police and voters come to blows in Barcelona

Police responded to assembled voters in Barcelona with rubber pellets and batons, Sunday, as clashes over the Catalan independence referendum continue to escalate. Shortly after police seized ballots and ballot boxes from the Ramon Lull School polling station, security forces faced scores of chanting voters, leading to a violent confrontation. According to the Spanish Ministry of Interior, 11... Еще policemen were injured in Catalan referendum violence, while at least 38 protesters have reportedly sustained injuries. 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. 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.

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