Sounds of the Catalan referendum in Barcelona

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Voices of the Catalan referendum in Barcelona

Photographs by José Colon/ MeMo for Yahoo News

Spain’s constitutional turmoil reached a boiling point because Catalans in Barcelona and throughout the region headed to the polls 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 country’s 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.

Catalonia’s 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, Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria praised law enforcement in the region for acting with “firmness and proportionality.”

Spain’s government has said that the referendum will be illegal, and the country’s 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 José 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 weren’t permitted to vote at all.

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