Spanish Police Flow In To Stop Banned Catalan Independence Referendum

Authorities in Madrid have moved to stop an independence referendum in the Spanish region of Catalonia this weekend, with reports that police have sealed off polling stations and raided a telecommunications center.
The national government has said police have secured 1,300 of 2,315 schools in Catalonia which had been designated as voting stations, according to Reuters.
Earlier on Saturday, Spanish police raided the Catalan government’s telecommunications and information technology center, the La Vanguardia newspaper reported, citing RAC1 radio station.
Police will also remove people from polling stations on Sunday, the news agency reported citing a government source.
Volunteers staffing the centers will be liable for fines of up to 300,000 euros ($354,360), according to the source.

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