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Catalan Independence Vote: Spain to deploy police to prevent vote

  • In order to prevent people from voting in Catalonia's Independence Referendum, the Spanish government will deploy police force at the polling stations. A referendum on the Catalan Independence has been set for October 1, 2017. Leaving no stone unturned, earlier the Spanish government raided 31 town halls across the region. An order to the police issued by the prosecutor's office said, “Anyone in possession of the keys or entrance codes to a polling booth will be considered a collaborator to the crimes of disobedience, misuse of office and misappropriation of funds.” However, despite all the measures by Spanish government, the regional government is adamant that the referendum cannot be stopped.

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