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Voting has started. Guardia Civil is seizing ballot boxes. There has been some scuffles but nothing major so far.
El Pais versions news. I noticed this in printed news long ago, when visiting Barcelona, before the "internet of things." More to the point, because I can read Spanish (not fluently, but), I've been comparing online editions for several years --notwithstanding general complaints about El Pais' "bourgeois" mentality. The difference between Spanish and English reportage is not translation, it's editorial story selection.
The English-language edition writes to stereotyped Anglo-american interests in tourism, RE, celebrity, sport, maybe US inconveniences in central and south America, or disinterest in Spain's domestic political landscape. Really. For example, it barely covered the collapse of the banking industry, royal family indictments, PP corruption. For that one had to connect with the Spanish edition, where PROBED in excrutiatng detail.
Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
Spanish interior ministry has posted a video of stone throwers and another of children with the demonstrators, calling it irresponsible to bring children. Essentially setting up the "violent demonstrators made us shoot them narrative".
Narrative from the Spanish government appears to be blaming the Catalan PM. Catalan government blames Spanish government and demands that the Spanish PM steps down. Both uses Franco as comparison for the opposing side.
Podemos has condemned the violence, PSOE has conveyed their unhappiness.
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