Catalan Referendum: Civil guard move in on polling stations amid vote
Ballot box seizures, crying cops & beaten firefighters: Catalonia vote in 10 groundbreaking videos
Whatever the legal outcome of the Catalonian referendum, the pro-independence side scored a decisive public victory on October 1, as instantly-iconic images contrasted their passion against the combative nature of the uniformed federal government enforcers.
With the referendum declared illegal by Madrid, special police units drafted in from across Spain smashed into polling stations at dawn to seize ballot boxes. read more…