Catalan president: 'We have earned the right to an independent state'


About +800 citizens, and 33 police officers/civil guard have been hurt last count I read.

Only about 1/4 of the polling stations were disrupted, so it’s a bit Orwellian for the Spanish Prime Minister to be saying "“No referendum has been held in Catalonia today,

Police Officers dragging people out of Polling stations, to uphold the rule of law…

OTOH, Catalonia independence was a minority movement in the polls, and they may use today’s events as pretext to do what most Catalonians don’t seem to want.


I think Eric Blair would be pretty scathing about the Spanish government if he were still alive today. At he very least, he would have been extremely sceptical about any official statement after how he was treated in '37