SPECIAL EDITION: 1-Oct-17 TV News: 'Hundreds injured amidst police violence against referendum voters'
01 October 2017 05:19 PM
ACN | Barcelona
Spanish riot police attacked citizens as they made their way to vote in today's independence referendum, with 337 reported injuries so far. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has called it “police brutality.” These are unprecedented events, unheard of since the end of Franco's regime when democracy was reinstated in Catalonia. As citizens began to head to the polls on this rainy Sunday morning, the heavy paramilitary police presence made the Spanish government's intentions clear. Police officers have been raiding buildings, closing off polling stations, and confiscating ballot boxes among other referendum materials. But still people are determined to vote. Here in this special edition of Catalan News, we cover all the latest developments in Catalonia for what promises to be a long and arduous day.