Rarely is it this hard to remain objective. The Spanish Government's apparent response to the referendum is disgusting, but legally acceptable under Spanish law.
The Catalan government must have known their referendum has no legal merit, and must have known the Spanish government wouldn't take it well. They too have blood on their hands.
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General Referendum information:
Spanish Constitution (official English translation):
Catalan Statute of Autonomy (official English version):
Spanish Constitutional Court rules referendum to be illegal:
Gross Regional Product for all autonomous regions in 2016:
Rules around referendums:
Potential Legal Consequences:
Video of alleged police violence:
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