Catalan authorities report 38 injured in referendum violence

The Catalan referendum emergency services report at least 38 people were injured in the violence that erupted when police blocked voters trying to take part in the independence referendum Sunday, in the face of a Spanish government ban. At one polling station in Barcelona, police fired a volley of rubber bullets to push voters staging a sit-in protest back, causing most of the injuries. Voters unable to reach their own station were told to try their luck somewhere else. Voting is patchy but still going forward.

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