In a scene that appeared to belong in a repressive dictatorship rather than in a Western member state of the EU, Spanish riot police violently attacked hundreds of peaceful Catalonian citizens attempting to vote this morning.
Disobedient Media previously reported on the suppression of the Catalan independence movement by Spanish authorities. Since that time, repressive tactics in Spain have increased and Disobedient Media was smeared by Spanish media outlet El Pais, along with Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.
Over the last few weeks, the Catalonian independence movement has provoked escalating and severe reactions from Spanish authorities, despite up to one million protestors taking to the streets of Barcelona. That a member state of the European Union would be able to treat its citizens in such a manner without consequence is deeply troubling.