FINAL RESULT valid votes> 90% YES for a Republic with 2.020.144 votes. 45.586 voted NO with 20.129 voting blank 400 of the 2315 voting stations were closed, 93 of them by the Spanish police. General Strike Tuesday. 844 casualties. Independence to be Declaredlate news: Early results predict at least 80% want Independence which will be declared unilaterally as promised. At least 2 million may have voted despite everything. General Strike called for Tues.
The Catalan BLOODY SUNDAY
late news: A platform which includes the majority ‘socialist’ UGT and ‘communist’ CCOO trade unions plus the ANC and Omnium have now backed the General Strike Tuesday 3rd, called by the anarchist CGT. see also: Anarchists call for general Strike
80 vanloads of Franco’s paramilitary Guardia Civil emerged from their HQ in the docks and charged against a total of 93 polling stations by 5.00pm according to their own figures,( but there are 2315 stations ) ´.
The Spanish police had injured over 350 people by 2pm, including small children and old folks. But voting was going ahead normally in over 1000 other stations. BY 8-00PM WHEN THE POLLS CLOSED THE FIGURE HAD RISEN TO 761 INJURED, 12 OF THEM POLICE.. *Dept of Health.
A man is being operated on for a plastic bullet in the eye, though they are legally banned in Catalonia.
Another appeared dead but was successfully reanimated. A woman volunteer had her fingers broken on her left hand, one by one, and her clothes torn open. etc. etc.
Barca football club cancelled their match against Las Palmas but the League refused so it was played behind closed doors. They won 3-0.
In some cases the riot police were successfully resisted and in others the ballot boxes could nor be found during the police raids. see video
The Spanish leaders have made statements praising the police actions and the Spanish media is showing a highly censored version of events.
The Spanish Guardia Civil are unreformed from the Franco Dictatorship and the disgraceful PP govt has survived multiple scandals in the last 5 years getting support by the fascist tactic of whipping up anti Catalan hysteria. Many Spanish now believe Catalans need to be severely repressed.
Thousands of people had gathered in the rain from 5.00 am to protect the referendum schools.
Voting boxes and papers were smuggled in without problems.
It has been announced that when polling stations are closed down you can now vote in any other, checking your ID number.
A last survey endorsed by Julian Assange predicted an 83% vote of Yes for independence.
Police have invaded and occupied the Catalan Government communications center where counting of votes might take place.
No significant attacks on Saturday night by anti referendum forces. Their final demo attracted 5,000 in Barcelona, receiving similar media coverage to the over 1 million strong pro independence demos. Continue reading “Catalan Referendum Wins. 90% YES despite Spanish Police attacks. 844 injured by 8pm”