Catalonian Government claims victory in referendum

Catalonian Government claims victory in referendum

Catalonian Government claims victory in referendum

"Today, Catalan society is fractured and in conflict", he said. "Tomorrow we will join the strike", said club president Josep Bartomeu.

Of the police brutality, the footage of which has drawn worldwide condemnation, Guardiola added: "The images don't lie".

"It was a hard day for everyone in Catalonia", continued Bartomeu when asked about the reasons for playing Barcelona's La Liga match with Las Palmas in an empty stadium.

The secessionist leader of Catalonia called for global mediation on Monday in the region's dispute with Madrid, a day after hundreds of people were hurt as police swung truncheons and fired rubber bullets to disrupt an independence referendum.

The heavy-handed response from the government, which was widely criticised, resulted in some 800 injured across the region.

"If anyone in the federation believes I should not be there, I will step aside".

The footballer noted the ability to vote is something he takes seriously.

The constitutional court banned the vote and nearly 900 people were hurt as police tried to stop it going ahead. Us Catalans have earned the right to be heard.

Gerard Pique threatens to retire from Spain's national team if anyone deems his support for Catalonian independence disruptive.

Club officials held an emergency meeting on Monday and were expected to release a statement. "I have already voted".

"Why can't we learn from the British, who have had many more years of democracy then us?"

More than 840 people needed medical assistance following violent charges by Spanish civil guard officers in ugly scenes as part of Spain's deepest constitutional crisis for decades.

Provisional results of the referendum that the Spanish government considers illegal showed the "Yes" side winning 90 percent of the 2.3 million votes cast, which is less than half the region's electorate.

Catalan leaders are mulling a possible declaration of independence following the poll, but Spain's government has said it will respond with "all necessary measures" against defiance.

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