Op-ed: Spain hit by constitutional crisis

2 October 2017
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Catalan officials said 337 people had been injured in the police crackdown as Catalonia held the referendum on Sunday. Officers in riot gear hit people with batons and forcibly removed would-be voters, including women and the elderly, from polling stations. The referendum, declared illegal by Spain’s central government, has thrown the country into its worst constitutional crisis in decades and deepened a centuries-old rift between Madrid and Barcelona.
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