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Spain: Catalan leader Puigdemont casts vote despite police crackdown00:30

Spain: Catalan leader Puigdemont casts vote despite police crackdown

Spain, Cornella del Terri
October 1, 2017 at 09:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont cast his vote in the Catalan independence referendum at a polling station in Cornella del Terri, Sunday, in lieu of a polling station in Girona where he was originally expected. In a tactical move to avoid police raids, Puigdemont and other Catalan leaders cast their ballots in different polling stations from the ones they were assigned to.Referendum supporters have braced for a contentious day, following crackdowns by Spanish authorities on polling stations, arrests of Catalan officials and the suspension of the vote by Spain's Constitutional Court over the last weeks.More than 5 million Catalans are expected to cast their votes in 2,315 polling stations across Catalonia.

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Catalan President Carles Puigdemont cast his vote in the Catalan independence referendum at a polling station in Cornella del Terri, Sunday, in lieu of a polling station in Girona where he was originally expected. In a tactical move to avoid police raids, Puigdemont and other Catalan leaders cast their ballots in different polling stations from the ones they were assigned to.Referendum supporters have braced for a contentious day, following crackdowns by Spanish authorities on polling stations, arrests of Catalan officials and the suspension of the vote by Spain's Constitutional Court over the last weeks.More than 5 million Catalans are expected to cast their votes in 2,315 polling stations across Catalonia.

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