October 1, 2017 / 9:23 AM / a year ago

Spanish police fire rubber bullets in Barcelona - media

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police fired rubber bullets in a Barcelona street on Sunday in disturbances over a banned Catalan independence referendum, according to people quoted by El Periodico newspaper.

Riot police face off with demonstrators outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera

“Several people report that the police fired rubber bullets” at the intersection of two Barcelona streets, the newspaper said on its website.

Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; editing by Adrian Croft

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