Good Morning All!
Quick update on today’s referendum, well perhaps I should say the attempt to hold a referendum, in Catalonia.
The people seemed determined to vote. And the Spanish authorities are definitely not happy about it.
Catalonia’s independence referendum has descended into chaos, with clashes occurring as police attempt to prevent the vote from taking place.
The Spanish government has pledged to stop a poll that was declared illegal by the country’s constitutional court.
Police officers are preventing people from voting, and seizing ballot papers and boxes at polling stations.
In the regional capital Barcelona, police used batons and fired rubber bullets during pro-referendum protests.
From Winnie Wong (I love her!):
— Fred (@WaywardWinifred) October 1, 2017
And before you watch the video below, I must tell you that you might get triggered. The police are tossing people down staircases and pulling them out of the polling stations (a school in the case of this video) by their hair. The people are JUST TRYING TO VOTE. Most of them are not ‘protesting’ and they are certainly not doing anything destructive. Well, not destructive to physical property at least.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 1, 2017
“We just want to vote… Stop it!! “
We have a plenty to deal with over here right now ourselves. But if good people all over the world don’t speak up, well, this kind of brutality won’t subside on its own!
Police violence against citizens in #Catalonia is shocking. The Spanish government must act to end it now.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 1, 2017
Now I must head out to continue helping a friend move, that’s where I was all day yesterday. My reward later this afternoon for all of my hard work (my tired and aching body!) will be to be back here later with you all.