In the days that followed, the paramilitary Spanish police force Guardia Civil cracked down on printing and distributing material related to the referendum. Spanish authorities claimed it was unconstitutional, and over 700 Catalan mayors were called on the carpet by the court and threatened with fines of many thousands of euros if they did not oppose the vote. Wednesday 20. In September, Catalonia woke up to Spanish police raiding both public buildings and newspaper premises – seizing millions of ballots and arresting 12 politicians. This led to a spontaneous reaction from the people, which took to the streets. The day after, the students occupied the university.
Sent in the troops. Then the Ministry of the Interior announced that they were taking control of the Catalan police,. . .
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