Spain: Security ring of steel erected for Catalan’s D-Day

Catalan police erect security barriers around Barcelona’s Parc de la Ciutadella on Tuesday morning, hours ahead of D-Day for the region’s independence. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is due to address the regional parliament at 6pm local time for the first time since the controversial referendum vote. A number of police officers carry and erect the security fences and police vehicles... Еще guard the scene which has been closed for the whole day. Catalonia held a referendum on October 1 to decide on the region's independence, however the Spanish government deemed the action 'illegal' and 'unconstitutional'. At least 893 people and 33 police officers were reportedly injured in violent confrontations between voters and Spanish civil police who attempted to stop Catalans from voting at polling stations.

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