Catalonia referendum: Thousands descend on Barcelona AGAINST independence vote


A colossal crowd of anti-Catalonia independent campaigners have packed out a square in show of Barcelona city hall, where they are holding a Spanish singleness demonstration. 

Some protestors were filmed climbing up the wall of the hamlet hall and attempting to rip down pro-independence banners which had been jobbed up the day before the controversial vote. 

The men were filmed taking it in turns fissuring at the huge banner, which stretched across the front of the town hallway. 

The crowd also waved Spanish flags and chanted pro-Spain and anti-independence catchwords.

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Catalonia referendum: Thousands have gathered in Barcelona to demurral indepedendence

Spain’s Madrid-based government has declared tomorrow’s vote actionable — but Catalonia authorities claim they will be implementing the result regardless of documented approval. 

The European Union (EU) has also hit out at the vote, claiming a hypothetical self-determination Catalonia would effective sacrifice its place in the bloc and have to re-apply for membership. 

Pro-independence campaigners deliver been forced to camp out in polling stations in a bid to avoid them being imprison down by authorities. 

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Catalonia referendum: A pro-democracy banner is sprinted apart by protestors

Hundreds of supporters of the referendum are planning to spend the Cimmerian dark in schools with their children and say they plan to remain there until Sunday to heed them open for voters.

A Spanish government source said more than half the groups had been closed off and police would remove people who attempted to signify ones opinion on Sunday.

Less than a tenth of schools were occupied by guardians, the source said.

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Catalonia referendum: Pro-Spain protestors actioning against the vote

Parents in some of the occupied schools said oversee officers had told them they could stay as long as they were not doing anything tie together with the referendum.

«The police have been four times,» communicated Laia, a 41-year-old sociologist at a school in central Barcelona where all about 100 children were playing and 80 people were planning to tarry the night while neighbours brought food.

«They read us out the play a part of the court order that says no activities related to the preparation of the disallowed referendum are allowed.»

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