A referendum on independence would be a criminal act [sic]

GuardiaCivil

The Vice President of the European Parliament and MEP, Alejo Vidal-Quadras has stated that Spain “is going to physically stop” a democratic referendum if this is held in Catalonia. He has thus forewarned that the Spanish police “will remove the ballot boxes” from the polling stations as he believes that “the referendum would be a criminal act”.

In response, Catalan MEP Ramon Tremosa has replied saying that the threat of sending the police to remove the ballot boxes for a democratic referendum on the independence of Catalonia “simply does not belong in the 21st century”. He says further that “it is hardly compatible with what the European democracies would condone.”

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