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 succesfully voted in a different polling station. “I’ve voted in Cornella, very long queues. Their dignity contrasts with the police violence”, he tweeted.
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