Catalan social activists believe that the police will not use force in the referendum

© RIA Novosti / Javier to Longobardi in fotoannunci rally in Barcelona in support of referendum on independence of Catalonia. 29 September 2017Catalan social activists believe that the police will not use force in the referendum© RIA Novosti / Javier to Logopedisti the image Bank

The police will not use force against people who «occupy» the polls are going to vote on 1 October on the independence of Catalonia, the head of one of the largest public nationalist organizations Omnium Cultural Jordi Caesar.

«The Spanish government has ordered law enforcement agencies to be at six in the morning at polling stations (to prevent their discovery, ed.). But the residents will have non-violent resistance. This is the scenario we want to implement tomorrow. Unfortunately, 10 thousand police officers, directed by the Spanish government,» said Caesar RIA Novosti.

Order of police about how to prevent voting, gave the government of Spain and the head of law enforcement of the Catalan Mossos d’esquadra Josep Luis Trapero, following the order of the High court of Catalonia.

Public organizations call upon people to «be in front of schools as early as possible before 6 in the morning.» «We are confident that the police will not act against people just because they want to drop the ballots in the plastic boxes. It is not a crime. We are confident that the police will not attack civilians, because, maybe, these people – members of their families. This is the reason why we believe in people more than the Spanish government. We see that the attitude of the Spanish government is absolutely meaningless. We believe the Spanish police, and common sense,» said Caesar.

However, answering the question whether it can ensure the safety of people and the fact that collisions in this situation will not happen, he replied that «guarantee nothing».

The night before, parents with children at the call of the school Association «occupied» the educational institutions of Catalonia, to prevent law enforcement agencies to close them on October 1, when to pass a referendum on independence. In some schools, there were incidents, four people were injured in a shooting from the pneumatic weapon at one of the polling stations in Manlleu (Barcelona province).

Spain’s constitutional court had earlier suspended all documents regarding the vote for independence on October 1, generalities and adopted by the Catalan Parliament. Thus, all further actions of the Catalan authorities on the preparation of the referendum illegal.

According to polls, the independence of Catalonia support 41% of the population of the Autonomous community, 49% oppose. For a referendum on the status of the Autonomous community are 80% of Catalans, but most of them believe that voting should be coordinated with the Central authorities in Madrid. The vote, which the government of Catalonia is going to hold on October 1, according to 60% of Catalans, is not legitimate and may not have any legal consequences.

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