Catalan independence referendum: 844 people, 33 police injured after crackdown in Barcelona polling stations [Photos]

Independence supporters gather in Barcelona's main square, Spain on Sunday.

FP Staff October 02, 2017 20:56:59 IST
Independence supporters gather in Barcelona's main square, Spain, Sunday. Authorities say 844 people and 33 police were injured Sunday in Spanish police raids to halt the independence vote organised by the Catalan autonomous government that was declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court. AP
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Independence supporters gather in Barcelona's main square, Spain, Sunday. Authorities say 844 people and 33 police were injured Sunday in Spanish police raids to halt the independence vote organised by the Catalan autonomous government that was declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court. AP
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont shakes hands with workers of the Government of Catalonia before a government meeting at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain on Monday. Catalonia's government will hold a closed-door Cabinet meeting on Monday to discuss the next steps in its plan to declare independence from Spain following a disputed referendum marred by violence. AP
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Catalan president Carles Puigdemont shakes hands with workers of the Government of Catalonia before a government meeting at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain on Monday. Catalonia's government will hold a closed-door Cabinet meeting on Monday to discuss the next steps in its plan to declare independence from Spain following a disputed referendum marred by violence. AP
Independence supporters gather in Barcelona's main square, Spain on Sunday. Authorities say 844 people and 33 police were injured Sunday in Spanish police raids to halt the independence vote organized by the Catalan autonomous government that was declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court. AP
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Independence supporters gather in Barcelona's main square, Spain on Sunday. Authorities say 844 people and 33 police were injured Sunday in Spanish police raids to halt the independence vote organized by the Catalan autonomous government that was declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court. AP
Volunteers, acting as polling station officials, start to count ballots at a polling station in Girona, Spain on Sunday.
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Volunteers, acting as polling station officials, start to count ballots at a polling station in Girona, Spain on Sunday.
A ballot box is opened as officials get ready to count votes at the La Llacuna del Poblenou school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday evening. During the day, Spanish riot police smashed their way into polling stations to try to halt a disputed independence referendum and fired rubber bullets at protesters. AP
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A ballot box is opened as officials get ready to count votes at the La Llacuna del Poblenou school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday evening. During the day, Spanish riot police smashed their way into polling stations to try to halt a disputed independence referendum and fired rubber bullets at protesters. AP
A pro independence supporter holds up a sign calling for the vote close to a mock ballot boxes covered with ''esteleda'' or Catalan pro independence flags in support of the Catalonia's secession referendum, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Sunday. AP
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A pro independence supporter holds up a sign calling for the vote close to a mock ballot boxes covered with ''esteleda'' or Catalan pro independence flags in support of the Catalonia's secession referendum, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Sunday. AP
Spanish National Police block people trying to reach a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression while the Spanish government praised the security forces for behaving firmly and proportionately. AP
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Spanish National Police block people trying to reach a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression while the Spanish government praised the security forces for behaving firmly and proportionately. AP
Officials count votes at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday evening. AP
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Officials count votes at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday evening. AP
A man reads a newspaper featuring the news following a disputed referendum marred by violence in Barcelona, Spain on Monday. AP
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A man reads a newspaper featuring the news following a disputed referendum marred by violence in Barcelona, Spain on Monday. AP