Civil guard police enter voting station in Girona where catalan leader Carles Puigdemont due to vote

Spanish Civil Guard police in riot gear burst into polling stations minutes before Catalan regional leader Carles Puigdemont was due to vote in a referendum on Catalan independence from Spain that has been

declared illegal by Madrid.

Police used axes to smash a window at the sports centre being used as a voting centre and forced open the door in the province of Girona.

Finally Puigdemont voted in a different polling station.

324cat el president vota a cornella del terri pic.twitter.com/0ew32qBopl— Arnau Padrés (arnau_padres) 1 de octubre de 2017

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