Catalonia’s regional government declared a landslide win for the ‘yes’ side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that descended into ugly scenes of mayhem.
More than 800 people were injured on Sunday as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians gathered to cast their ballots.
Plus-sized model ‘fired from bank’ for topless photo-shoot with her fiancé After the polls closed, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont said Catalonia had ‘won the right to become an independent state,’ adding that he would keep his pledge to declare independence unilaterally from Spain if the ‘yes’ side wins.
‘Today the Spanish state wrote another shameful page in its history with Catalonia,’ Puigdemont added, saying he would appeal to the European Union to look into alleged human rights violations during the vote.
Catalan regional government spokesman Jordi Turull told reporters that 90% of the 2.26 million Catalans who voted chose the ‘yes’ side in favour of independence.
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