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

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