Lincoln Smiles on Madrid’s Effort to Prevent Independence Vote

In Spain, the central government resorted to violence to stop the people of Catalonia from participating in a vote on independence. The violence from agents of the national government is distressing. According to The Telegraph:
Video footage showed officers from Spain’s national police—4,000 of whom had been brought in by the government to help quash the ballot—fighting with elderly voters, some of whom were left bleeding, and dragging young women away from polling stations by their hair.
Spanish officials shrugged off the violence and candidly stated that a few cracked heads were necessary to maintain the full authority of the central government.

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