Spain: Voters build barricade outside polling station to prevent police from confiscating ballots

Voters built a barricade outside the polling station located at the Industrial School of Barcelona, Sunday, to prevent security forces from seizing ballots and ballot boxes used for the Catalan independence referendum. Local resident Marta Menendez said that, as people saw that the police approaching the polling station, they ran to the school's entrance and constructed a barricade made out of... Еще bags and pallets. Referendum supporters have braced for a tense 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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