Spain heads ‘back to Franco era’ as tensions rise in Barcelona
Of the Spanish government’s three ships, contracted to dock in Catalonian ports to act as accommodation for thousands of Guardia Civil, one has been refused entry and the other two face a port workers’ boycott as the October 1st independence referendum date approaches.
The Mariano Rajoy plan is to flood Catlonia with military police to prevent the independence referendum form taking place. This follows raids on regional government offices and the arrest of at least 14 government officials involves in ‘illegal’ referendum preparations.
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