Aftermath Of The Catalonian Independence Referendum
BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 03: Catalan Police officers secure the area as thousands of people chant slogans outside the General Direction of the National Police of Spain building to protest against the violence that marred Sunday's referendum vote during a regional general strike on October 3, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. According to the Catalonia's government more than two million people voted on Sunday in the referendum of Catalonia, which the Government in Madrid had declared illegal and undemocratic. Officials said that 90% of votes cast were for independence. The Catalan goverment's spokesman said that an estimated of 770,000 votes were lost as a result of 400 polling stations being raided by Spanish police. Hundreds of citizens were injured during the police crackdown.