Sunday, 1 October 2017

Catalonia independence vote: Police fire rubber bullets into Barcelona crowd

Police have fired rubber bullets at crowds in Barcelona as violence erupted amid Catalonia's illegal independence poll.
A volley of bangs rang out as the projectiles were fired, sending people in the street running for cover.

Police vans drove down the road as protesters who had been sitting on the street fled, and witnesses reported seeing people bleeding.

Sky News' Mark Stone with one of the projectiles fired at voters by police

Sky News Europe Correspondent Mark Stone, at the scene, collected one of the large ball projectiles - which he said were "pretty hard".

He said it was unclear whether there was any spark that caused police to act over what appeared to be a largely peaceful protest.

SKY     News.