September 30, 2017 / 7:07 PM / a year ago

Spain says most potential voting stations for Catalan vote closed

MADRID (Reuters) - Most public buildings that were intended to be used as polling stations in Sunday’s disputed referendum on Catalan independence have been closed, Spain’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

A pro-independence referendum campaign banner hangs in the birthplace of Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan town of Amer, Spain, September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Only “some” potential voting stations were being occupied by people bent on obstructing police efforts to enforce a court order barring public buildings from being used for Sunday’s planned vote, the ministry said in a statement.

Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Sonya Dowsett

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