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Spain's Guardia Civil enters the Catalan govt Telecommunications and IT Center

A judge has ordered to shut down 29 apps that could be used to help citizens know where to vote in tomorrow's referendum


30 September 2017 11:28 AM


ACN | Barcelona

Officers of the Spanish Guardia Civil entered on Saturday morning in the headquarters of the Catalan government Telecommunications and IT Center, known as CTTI. Four officers got inside the building shortly after 10.30 am. On Friday, the same paramilitary police force notified the CTTI that it should shut down 29 mobile apps that could allegedly be used in the preparations of Sunday's independence referendum.

The order came from the Spanish Superior Court in Catalonia, which t is leading the case against the Catalan government for organizing a referendum that Madrid says is illegal. According to the judge, the apps could be used to count votes or help citizens vote electronically.

On Friday, search engine Google eliminated a Catalan government app that allowed users to check their polling stations.




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  • 30 ctti porta

  • The Catalan government Telecommunications and IT Center (by ACN)
  • The CTTI building, where four Spanish Guardia Civil officers entered on Saturday (by Pol Solà)