Spain: Tractors roll into Barcelona to protect polling stations ahead of vote

Farmers from Catalonia's Barbens parked some 20 tractors outside designated voting stations in Barcelona, Saturday, as part of an initiative to park near polling stations to show their support for the Catalan independence referendum. Some 163 schools, which are set to be used as polling stations, have been occupied by Barcelona residents in a bid to ensure that the vote takes place. The... Еще Spanish government has deemed the referendum, which is set to take place on October 1, «illegal.» The Constitutional Court suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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