Photographs byÂ JosÃ© Colon/ MeMo for Yahoo News
Spainâs constitutional turmoil reached a boiling point because Catalans in Barcelona and throughout the region headed to theÂ pollsÂ in a highly-contested independence referendum and were fulfilled with a harsh police crackdown.
Several hundred people were injured in the fights with officers on Sunday, plus dozens of polling centers were turn off.
Police acting on orders from the The spanish language government to stop the voting throughout the countryâs northeastern region clashed along with Catalans who were attempting to stop all of them from confiscating ballots. Videos that will emerged Sunday on social media may actually show police using brutal push on people attempting to cast their particular vote.
Cataloniaâs health service mentioned Sunday night that at least 844 people were injured today by the night time â? nearly half of them within the Barcelona region, where police terminated rubber bullets near at least one polling station, according to The Associated Press. The spanish language authorities said 11 police officers had been injured in the melees.
On Weekend, Spainâs Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria praised law enforcement in the region for acting with âfirmness and proportionality.â
Spainâs government has said that the referendum will be illegal, and the countryâs Constitutional Courtroom in early September ordered the prepared vote suspended.
Catalan separatists known as on millions of registered voters in order to defy these orders and go to the polls on Sunday in any case. (GMA)
Photographer JosÃ© Colon was on a lawn in Barcelona for Yahoo Information and visited some polling channels to bring us a look and some phrases from those who voted today plus why â? and from several who came to support the right in order to vote and others who werenât permitted to vote at all.
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