By Steve Dellar  |  10-01-2017   News
Photo credit: @a2g82 | twitter

Spanish riot police have arrived in great numbers at the Catalonian schools that opened one hour ago for the illegal referendum on independence and they are blocking the crowds from entering, as you can see in this video.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1Oct?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1Oct</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Catalonia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Catalonia</a> Spanish riot cops try to get into multiple polling stations now. People resist. Video <a href="https://twitter.com/teleSURtv?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@teleSURtv</a> <a href="https://t.co/Z9qie67m8Y">pic.twitter.com/Z9qie67m8Y</a></p>&mdash; Enough is Enough! (@enough14) <a href="https://twitter.com/enough14/status/914384278380859395?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 1, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Meanwhile the atmosphere is getting very grim and there are reports coming out that internet in Catalonia will be cut off very shortly.

People have chained themselves to doors in order to be able to vote and the chanting ‘We will vote’ can now be heard all over the Catalonian capital Barcelona.

As people knew the Spanish government would use riot police there were long lines at all polling stations as from 6am this morning already, and farmers have installed their tractors in front of the doors to block off the entrance for police vans.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The images Madrid feared start to emerge from its assault on Catalonia&#39;s polling stations; Voters chant &quot;I will vote!&quot; (&quot;votarem&quot;) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CatalanReferendum?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CatalanReferendum</a> <a href="https://t.co/ivdwpYgFgI">https://t.co/ivdwpYgFgI</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZB1cGB4z54">pic.twitter.com/ZB1cGB4z54</a></p>&mdash; Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) <a href="https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/914393738667020288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 1, 2017</a></blockquote>

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It is now one hour after polling stations have opened in Catalonia and it is already very clear this is going to be a historic day in Spain, not for all the right reasons though. So far, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has not released a statement yet.

According to the Twitter account statements of Julian Assange, data and internet traffic in the whole of Catalonia is exceedingly low and slow with reports that it will be cut off anytime soon. People are currently signing phones as access points to communicate with each other to revolt against the police force which is starting to take over the important points in the city.

Source:

https://elpais.com/ccaa/2017/10/01/catalunya/1506834626_356746.html

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