Spain Moves to Suppress Vote Which ‘Runs Counter to Goals and Ideal of the EU’

Spain Moves to Suppress Vote Which ‘Runs Counter to Goals and Ideal of the EU’

Spanish riot police are aggressively suppressing a self-determination referendum on independence for Catalonia

The region’s leaders organised a referendum on establishing Catalonia as an independent republic in 2014, which was approved with over 80 per cent of the votes cast — but Spain, backed by the European Union, refused to recognise it.

Nevertheless, the Catalan parliament resolved to secede from Spain in November 2015, and is holding a referendum today which — if successful — will see the region declare independence within 48 hours.

Esto es legal. Votar, no. Ladies and gentleman, this is spain, a “democratic” country.

The Spanish authorities have declared the vote illegal, and are going to great lengths to disrupt and dismantle it.

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Footage emerging inside a school polling station in . Police seize ballot boxes, and shove anyone blocking them, out of the way..

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