Police break into voting station where Catalan leader due to vote

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Spanish Civil Guard police in riot gear burst right into a polling station minutes earlier than Catalan regional chief Carles Puigdemont was attributable to vote in a referendum on Catalan independence from Spain that has been declared unlawful by Madrid.

Police used axes to smash a window on the sports activities middle getting used as a voting middle and compelled open the door within the province of Girona.

Dwell TV photos confirmed police with black berets and riot shields fanning out by way of the voting station, apparently looking for poll packing containers, whereas would-be voters, fists raised within the air, defiantly sang the Catalan anthem.

Puigdemont had introduced he would vote on the polling station close to Girona at 0930 AM (0730 GMT), across the similar time because the police entered, however there was no signal of him within the tv footage.

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