Monday June 1, 2020

Eyewitness report: Violence has exposed the state of Spain as a repressive regime

As part of a monitoring team at last Sunday’s referendum in Catalonia, I saw at first hand the attacks by Spanish police on young and old alike

8th October, 2017
Mass violence erupted last Sunday when the Catalonian people went to vote

Antonio is 83 years old. He arrived at his local polling station in La Barcelonaeta at 7am. Just after 9am the Spanish police attacked the crowd. Antonio was badly hurt and had to go to hospital. After the doctor bandaged up his arm and leg he returned to the polling station and waited for hours to cast his vote.

Born in Catalonia to Spanish parents, Antonio believed that the time had come for the country of...

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