Catalan day of defiance

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DESPITE specific orders from Madrid for police to seize ballot boxes and close poll stations in Cataluña on Sunday, the nationalist government insists the referendum will go ahead – and that it will proclaim independence from Spain within two days if the ‘Yes’ vote wins.
On Wednesday, the Catalan Supreme Court ordered all police forces – National Police, Guardia Civil and regional police (Mossos d’Esquadra) – to ‘impede the use’ of public offices as polling stations in the illegal referendum.

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