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Polling Stations: Spanish Police and Rubber Bullets

polling stations: Its leaders claim this will happen in a matter of days even though Spain's national government and its courts declare this would be illegal, according to Toronto Star. If undeterred, this will be a historic collision between two extreme and stubborn sides that is certain to end badly. At issue is the apparent determination of the separatist government of Catalonia, one of Spain's wealthiest regions, to declare unilateral independence. We saw a preview of that last Sunday as Catalonia held a banned referendum on independence amid horrific scenes of police violence. There were scenes of Spanish police smashing their way into polling stations, dragging out voters, firing rubber bullets into crowds and beating pro-independence demonstrators. The Spanish government did its best to block the voting, and its brutal efforts were dramatically captured on television. ( As reported in the news.