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closer to the doors to prevent from violence so the police that would enter the building will not push those people out so the situation is really indeed very tense here and we expect to see security services police forces here in any minute now we've been here since early in the morning with been here at four am talking to people we know that neighbors of this area have gathered here and stayed here overnight to protect this college station and to let people vote they say that they will do everything to defend their democratic rights thank you is enough and this the police intervention is something fair to voters will have anticipated a referendum organizers called for a peaceful resistance two and a police action but how far are voters prepared to go what's the mood amongst voters there right now. thank you all right now there.
right now they're clapping because the first people the first clouds are coming in and the vote is happening they're supporting each other i can tell you that the atmosphere here just thirty minutes ago was very peaceful it was everyone was very nice and people were supporting and clapping and singing songs and giving coffee to each other so people are trying to stay in a non violent mood. ok thanks let us know dana question of who's going to bring it be giving us all the latest from barcelona throughout the day so do stay with us for that for now thank you dana. the spanish government regards this referendum illegal saying that is the aim is to break the country with tension from mounting between madrid and barcelona from both sides have traded accusations of extremism. disturbance it would. clearly be on the side of those who. are.
adopting nazi like. you know people who. are against the referendum in the end of the government has crossed a very dangerous red line has decided to resurrect the best of franco as. a spanish government doesn't have reasons to worry about losing this region catalonia covers six percent of the country's territory and accounts for twenty percent of spain's g.d.p. the region is also responsible for more than half of investments into startups and almost a quota of foreign tourists go to casa lonia well that's why madrid may be so desperate to stop this referendum. ok i was.
with spanish society divided europe's largely refrain from taking sides saying it's the internal issue for spain well that's upset some people in consulate any of those who accuse them of turning its back on the region's right to vote as an e.u. media briefing this week journalists have tried to pin down the block to get its few explains now will you have a double standard in freedom of expression whilst found that four thousand. in other stand out for. you condemn it when they shut down cambodia daily but you stay silent when a member states starts playing with freedom of expression. private websites. if they start arresting jewelries how can you say this is cause you do tional that we don't have anything to say i mean this is freedom of expression anything else that
we can help you with today. and in turn will constitutional problem according to the e.u. and the house to be sold into frame or cold internal orders or do you go over there of spain. the problem is that this is true until on t.v. when certain issues arise like this in the last few days the issue of freedom of expression which is not only an internal constitution not english and spain it's clearly in your view which is that if you want to foster the constitutional order for all the spanish constitution or its. last go back to our breaking news story now in the consul on referendum we have some of the latest pictures from barcelona as civil guard officers are moving through crowns to get into a polling stations in constant lonia of voting began just around thirty minutes ago
police have been seen breaking through doors abbott people inside are trying to stop them in a show of defiance some consul earnings have been singing and joining arms a spanish news agency f.e.m.a. says council and police have closed more than fifteen polling stations so far and already eating them on a council on five independence from spain started just moments ago madrid sees this referendum as a legal saying the aim of it is to break a spanish society just days before the vote the spanish government deployed an extra six thousand civil guard officers which are part of the national military oh. oh . was. it.
was a. was. the air was ok. ok well polling stations in catalonia opened around thirty minutes ago already we're seeing an increasingly tense situation with some mild violence as police have forced entry into a polling stations we will be bringing you all the latest from catalonia throughout the day so do stay with us for that. now in other news on tuesday don't trump lashed out once again at north korea saying the u.s. is fully prepared to execute a military option against pyongyang if washington fails the us was not necessary well earlier in the day a state department spokesperson who described the u.s. president as an effective communicator in his efforts to deal with north korea we
are totally prepared for the second option not a preferred option but if we take that option it will be devastating i can tell you that devastating for north korea that's called the military option if we have to take it we will the president certainly. is a very effective communicator and the president speaks very clearly in terms of his position coming out of the white house. meanwhile pyongyang threatened to shoot down a u.s. strategic bombers off to interpret saying trump speech at the well as a declaration of war on the north the two sides have been trading belligerent jibes for months now. strategic patience. with the north korean regime has failed united states is
prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies our respective leaders came to an on what i said that the u.s. would be unhappy to witness north korea strategic power on its independence day and called for frequently sending big and small gift packages they will be met with fire fury. like the world has never see. any threat to the united states george territories will be met with a massive military response the u.s. neglects the international community's will to stop list peace on the korean peninsula. but if it is forced to defend itself or tell us we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. since the united states declared war on our
country we will have every right to take countermeasures including the right to shoot down u.s. strategic bombers even when they are not inside our country's airspace. well as the saber rattling intensifies california is already working out the potential effects of a nuclear strike on the west face and official report has come to light that estimates a huge loss of life the destruction of infrastructure and the damage of up to a trillion dollars well officials in hawaii have also been preparing for a possible attack and the. details revealed residents should get ready as they would for a tsunami or hurricane a twelve minute warning will be given for people to find shelter and survivors would be advised to stay indoors for seventy two hours to avoid exposure to radiation
a political analyst we spoke to told as the korean crisis is becoming ever more dangerous we are in the most boring times since the second world war why i'm sure it's north korea honored or think for the first time ever it's america that some predictable. conflagration in any sort of military engagement we are still hoping but it's getting less and less. ok back to our breaking news story this hour now and live pictures from catalonia a civil guard officers are moving through crowds forcing their way through cross to get into polling stations in the region they're breaking through doors but people inside the consulate only and are trying to stop the spanish news agency ear he says council and police have already closed more than fifteen polling stations and polling only started around forty minutes ago they're now raiding these stations
well among them it was the polling station that the catalan president was supposed to visit to cast his vote and one vote for independence from spain started around forty minutes ago now and madrid has already said it sees this referendum as a legal case says that the aim is to break punish the society and just days before the vote the spanish government deployed an extra six thousand civil guard offices which are part of the national military that's who we are seeing now break through this door first now across live to our correspondent who is there for us we're doing a caution over medina talos of what's the latest what's happening there right now. well right now the situation is getting tense real quick like every minute it is getting more and more tan so i know that things are getting violence in other polling stations and what's happening over here is based basically people are standing here very close to the polling station they're trying to vote and we
expect police forces who are rife any minute now i just talked to a student from another school just two blocks away from here and she said that as soon as the voting began police forces arrived and they started to push people out of the school and as soon as people and teachers managed to close the doors of the school they broke the window they got inside of the school and they started to take people out and sometimes really using violence they took out some people by their here and there they pushed out people and they managed to close down that polling station they were saying that people do not understand in a good way and now they have to use a harsh way out and they will not allow it's this referendum go and hands and they will not let people vote so we're here and the center of barcelona in one of the neighborhoods i'm surrounded by citizens of this neighborhood some of them stayed here throughout the night trying to protect this school building to protect this
sprawling station and to have a chance to vote they're determined to vote and they're clapping and supporting and the atmosphere here was just thirty minutes forty minutes ago it was very peaceful and now we can feel fear here because people do expect police forces to at right any minute and there might be violence here ok mccain afraid i'm sure now if things look quite peaceful we're looking at some pictures from earlier where are the civil guard all grey can into one of the polling stations and they look very intimidating that they're wearing full long riot gerund pushing their way through the crowd of. the people where you are now. how likely is that they know peaceful and their harrowing stories about violence happening in other parts of the region how determined are they to maintain that they get their vote to stay outside and waits and so they can and those polling stations. well they are
very determined many of them told me that they're ready to stay here our worst to wait for their turn to vote and now they told me that they spent nights over here waiting and protecting this building now indeed they are peaceful there is no violent no tensions within the crowds now i see people coming here with families and with children we see elderly people elderly people are being placed very close to school building now basically to somehow prevent this situation to becoming real violent to prevent police forces pushing away people now i do understand that people here are very determined to go they say that they will do anything to protect their democratic rights and they're ready to stand here. ok so despite the fear they're going to stay there until they get that chance to start in their names on those ballot papers dance parties and dinners out and over in barcelona we're
going to be coming back to you shortly for more on the situation there but for now thank you very much. the spanish government regards this referendum as a legal saying but its intent is to break the country with tension is mounting between madrid and barcelona officials from both sides have already traded accusations of extremism. disturbance it would. clearly be on the side of those who. are. adopting. you know people who. are against referendum and if you had a member of the government has crossed a very dangerous red line he has decided to resurrect franco as a spanish government does have reasons to worry about losing this region council money it comes as six percent of the country's territory and accounts for twenty percent of spain's g.d.p. the region is also responsible for more than half of investments into startups and
almost a quarter of foreign tourists go to casa lonia that's why madrid is so desperate to stop this referendum. because the we. should be we members of the former government have been judged. and barred from public positions. because we don't let people who was. this isn't a closer look what. they've been so. much
that good and would that change it for anything you know to. give. you this. i didn't expect. to see it like ok. was. madrid to shut down many referendum related websites from the spanish civil guard raided the center of telecommunications and information technology and boss alona co-edited julian a song the government's actions as the first internet war wiki leaks have also created a mirror of a website that helps voters to find a polling station that's open we spoke to a member of the council on pirate policy which is also helping referendum related
websites to stay active. they are doing the right thing because it's not a matter of fact that they don't it's a matter of them overseas some other people rights over rights are being addressed by did this government because they are prosecuting we throw big all over again its different websites that they only hold information for the referral to go in the bridge and or well thought it would be. an example of a couple has seen signs from going from going. well as the voting is now underway all teams but they were must go and embossed alone and we'll be updating you on the situation on the ground throughout sunday stay with us for that.
in other news no major tech firms are cooperating with the u.s. so far to use by handing over information supposedly related to russian meddling in the american presidential election twitter and its statement also took a swipe at r.t. document google looks the latest efforts to lose talent alleged russian trolls. the internet is now trying its hand at hunting down even the slightest sign of moscow lurking in the shadows facebook twitter and now google are all gearing up to testify in congress on pesky russian meddling next month. twitter has released a report with that name just made to fill headlines russian interference in two thousand and sixteen u.s. election bots and misinformation now it sounds spooky but the findings are more than a little vague twitter apparently found and shut down a grand total of two hundred one suspicious accounts that broke their spam rules and while russia is mentioned in the report those accounts aren't actually proven to have concrete links to moscow what was clearly laid out however was this channel
spending on ads shockingly proving that r.t. uses social media and bias advertisements. facebook released similar findings earlier revealing four hundred seventy in authentic accounts then admitted most ads run by those accounts didn't even reference the u.s. presidential election at all so the kremlin is so sneaky that it was able to rig an election without mentioning the actual election pretty impressive facebook also said russia spent one hundred thousand dollars on those ads and other words less than one percent of how much candidates spent campaigning on facebook. while stories of how moscow sway u.s. voters with a bunch of social media ads continue to dominate the mainstream media the most shocking social network revelation is all but ignored wiki leaks has posted an email conversation in which facebook's chief operating officer seemingly proposes helping hillary clinton's campaign head. i still want hillary rodham clinton to win
badly i'm still here to help as i can i'm thrilled at the progress here louise making. looking forward to working with the first woman president of the united states. google is also accused of having close ties to the clinton camp a leaked memo written by clinton's digital strategist surfaced online. i'm in it he talks about eric schmidt boss of google's parent company and the work that he's done for clinton i have been kept apprised of the work being done by eric schmidt's group and others working directly and indirectly with your team on the whole i am comfortable with where we stand and confident in our roadmap to launch day and beyond but if you're waiting for these special committees and investigations to be set up into whether facebook or google actually help the clinton camp don't hold your breath just in case but i think it's a witch i think they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to very biased against that from pain so far they haven't showed me and that was
a that was a pro trump that was paid for by the russian government i just see what's happening in this post-election period as a result of a bunch of sore losers that were shocked that they didn't win the election but i think that the responsibility for us ought to be is what has our government done has our government been involved after they're in power and unfortunately we're involved too much around the world. ok let's go back to our breaking news story this hour now and live pictures from council lonia civil guard offices and moving through crowds to get into polling stations in the region they're breaking through doors but people inside the consulate there trying to stop them they won't cost them vote today spanish news agency e.f.e. says council and police have already closed more than fifteen polling stations and on now waiting them voting got under way to just over fifty two minutes ago among
these polling stations was the one that the council on president was also supposed to visit today a council long vote for independence from spain started in an hour ago as i just said to madrid sees this referendum as a legal saying the aim is to break spanish society just days before the vote the spanish deploy government. we don't extra six thousand civil guard officers which are part of the national military. that's not ok. ok. ok. ok ok. ok ok ok. ok. the last cost live it to our correspondent and we have live pictures now from
consulate was showing you in barcelona where. the situation is gaining it. is getting more and more tense what we're seeing now i believe. are the civil guard trying to remove voters who are staging why there has to be a peaceful sit in there they're preventing the police vans from. getting closer to the polling stations and the civil guard are trying to remove them forcefully. which is thought lines of these the police vans. trying to gain better access to these polling stations as you can see. things getting more and more violence in the low now. let us live we have our correspondent in toss alona for asthma dana medina we've just seen a woman being stretched away we've also spoken about one voter being forcibly moved
by police forces by there have i think the question is on everyone's mind how far a police force is willing to go to stop people from voting and how far people are consul loney and are prepared to go to cost their votes today. well i can tell you one thing that people over here in barcelona never expected such a violent approach people are in shock really we've got a lot of people here in this neighborhood very close to the polling station that is still operational people are still trying to vote here but we do know that it just two blocks away there was there was another piling station on the other building of the school that was just basically raided by police forces and police forces used force and they were violent and just as you mention they pushed people out now we spoke to several students who managed to ran away from that school and they're over
here now they told us that the police forces arrived and they moved real quick and they pushed people out people try to lock themselves with them to school to protect the building of the school so they broke the window sills of school and they got inside and they tried force really to remove people out of the school and they were removing them by their hair and they pushed an elderly woman out a cell eight went of tense and violent real quick what's happening right now is that we are we expect police forces to a rifle crowds are getting bigger and bigger here by the minutes we know that a lot of people came over here from the school that was just raided by police there are a lot of students a lot of young people here they're also families with children we see a lot of calgary people and everyone we can feel fear with and the crowds and
people expect the police forces to at rival but they keep telling us that they are determined to vote and they're determined to defend their democratic rights and they're determined to stay here and protect the polling station. i for now last thought has been a call to impose the loner bringing us the latest as come from the only ones at. tend to call slow votes in the regions referendum. probably back in just a few minutes with all the headlines and of course the latest on our breaking news story on they count on loan at referendum to stay chill and join me in a few minutes. it's taken these children's homes. now it's ready to take their future. the volcano here could erupt again at any time. most
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