September 21, 2017

Civil Guard raids Catalan government offices, arrests 14 over illegal referendum

Sympathizers rally in downtown Barcelona to protest, while regional premier calls emergency meeting

The Spanish Civil Guard launched a raid in Barcelona early Wednesday morning in search of voting material for the independence referendum that Catalan authorities plan to hold on October 1, despite its suspension by the courts on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. Read more.

El Pais

Related,
- Spanish police storm Catalan government buildings to stop independence referendum (video) - Independent

- Spain’s PM warns Catalan officials to drop vote - Washington Post
- Catalan premier says Spain has created a ‘de facto’ state of exception - Independent

- Catalan referendum no more than impossible dream - Spanish PM (video) - RT

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