Over 840 people injured in Catalonia during referendum

Some 844 people have been injured in disturbances across Catalonia on Sunday, the regional government said. (AFP)

Some 844 people have been injured in disturbances across Catalonia on Sunday, the regional government said, as riot police clashed with people who had gathered for a banned referendum on the region's independence from Spain.

The Catalan government said around 2.26 million people had cast a ballot in a banned referendum to leave Spain on Sunday and 90 percent of them had voted in favor of secession.

This represents a turnout of around 42.3 percent of Catalonia's 5.34 million voters.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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