Massive street protests against Spanish crackdown during Catalan independence vote

Massive street protests against Spanish crackdown during Catalan independence vote
On 3 Oct 2017, hundreds of thousands of Catalans protest the Spanish crackdown during their independence vote, (Image: Screen grab of Sky News video)

[Ed. – Definitive or not, this is certainly illustrative of an undeniable reality.  Enough people are angry about the Spanish crackdown — many of them supporting secession — to cause trouble.  Catalonia leadership says independence will be declared “in a few days.”  This one could be headed to a showdown.]

Shocking aerial footage shows hundreds of thousands of people marching on the streets of Barcelona to protest against the Spanish Government’s decision to ignore the results of the independence referendum in Catalonia.

Catalans are observing a day of mass strikes all over the region against police brutality that saw nearly 900 people injured during the vote. …

Catalan trade unions and associates called for the action due to “the grave violation of rights and freedoms” seen when heavily armed Spanish officers clashed with voters on Sunday. …

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[M]ore than 2.2m Catalans were able to vote, with 90 per cent favouring freedom from Spain.

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