October 1, 2017 / 10:16 AM / 10 months ago

Thirty-eight injured in police charges in Catalonia, say emergency services

MADRID (Reuters) - Emergency services have attended to 38 people injured in police charges as officers stormed voting stations to stop a banned referendum on independence from Spain in the northeastern region of Catalonia, the Catalan emergency services said on Sunday.

Scuffles break out between a crowd and Spanish Civil Guard officers, outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum, where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Most of those people sustained slight injuries and three suffered more serious injuries, the Catalan services said on Twitter.

Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Adrian Croft

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