This won’t end well for Spain. Government violence in order to prevent people from voting rarely ends well for governments. In this day of everyone having cameras, the videos of people being beaten and shot with plastic bullets will mobilize those who want change.
As Catalans go to the polls to vote in an independence referendum, the fears of many independence activists have been confirmed as Spanish police unleash violence on voters.
Spanish police have been videoed firing rubber bullets and unarmed civilians and a further video emerged of a Spanish police officer in a riot uniform slamming a young woman to the ground. Read more here.