This is how “democracy” looks in the European Union.
Spanish police are rubber bullets at paceful Catlan protesters and beating supporters of independence in the day of an independence referendum in Catalonia.
Un herido de consideracion. Una pelota de goma en la cara pic.twitter.com/9Dp9ORBHPl
— Antonio Maestre (@AntonioMaestre) 1 October 2017
— Jordi Graupera (@JordiGraupera) 1 October 2017
Catalan emergency services report that at least 38 people were inuured by police, according to Reuters. However, the real number of injured protesters will likely grow dramatically soon as the videos below show.
At the same time, the Spanish Interior Ministry argues that 11 security forces officers have been also injured.
Police units are cracking down the Catlan self-administration’s efforts to conduct the referendum that the Spanish government has declared illegal.