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Spain sends more police to Catalonia to block referendum

Spain sends more police to Catalonia to block referendum

Accoridng to Reuters, Spain's constitutional court has ordered the referendum vote to be suspended, insisting tihat it s illegal.

The government in Madrid is facing one of its biggest political crises since the end of the Franco dictatorship and the return of democracy four decades ago.

State police already on the ground carried out unprecedented raids on regional government offices, printers, newspapers and delivery companies, searching for campaign material on Wednesday.

He and his girlfriend Laia Blanco plan to travel to Spain next week to try to vote in the referendum. Thousands of extra police are being sent to the region in an attempt to block the vote.

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The arrests risked stoking public anger in Catalonia, where pro-independence passions can run high.

Catalan regional police officers stand in front of protesters who gathered in support of Catalan officials arrested in raids on government offices, outside a courthouse in Barcelona, Spain on September 22, 2017.

Later, protesters rejoiced when National Police officers left the headquarters of the anti-establishment CUP political party.

An Interior Ministry official, requesting anonymity because he was not allowed to be named in media reports, said Saturday's measure did "not mean taking command" of the Catalan police, but that it was "simply to agree on a means of coordination".

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The rally in Montreal was organized by a Quebec sovereigntist group and was attended by several separatist politicians, including the leaders of the Bloc Quebecois and the Parti Quebecois. Spain will deploy police reinforcements to Catalonia to help maintain order if an independence referendum pledged by Catalan officials but opposed by the national government goes ahead, officials said Friday.

Saturday's meeting in Barcelona assessed the actions taken so far to stop the October 1 vote, the ministry official said, requesting anonymity because he was not allowed to be named in media reports. Polling station signs and documents for election officers were also seized during a raid on a warehouse in a small town outside Barcelona.

The Spanish government has filed a legal suit against Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, leaders of the Catalan National Assembly and pro-independence groups, for sedition.

Barcelona Football Club, which is popular around the world, waded into the controversy, too. "We are a peaceful people and all we want is to exercise our rights", Forcadell said. It gave no details on the number of agents involved.

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