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FC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique says Catalan people are not against Spain

Oct 05, 2017 10:47 IST
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Gerard Pique, an outspoken defender of Catalan, a region fighting for right to self-determination, had not been able to cast his vote in an independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid without obstruction on Sunday morning. In a press conference, Pique said that the Spanish people are not against Spain but want an independent country. At least 92 people were injured as Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and forced their way into activist-held polling stations over an independence referendum for the north-eastern region of Spain deemed illegal by the Spanish government. After FC Barcelona’s attempt to have their game abandoned was dismissed by Spanish league authorities, Barcelona decided to play behind closed doors in protest at the violent scenes. (Video credit: Perform)