In Spain, at least four people were wounded in shooting at one of the polling stations, where on October 1, a vote on the independence of Catalonia should take place. This is reported by the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.

It is reported that the incident occurred in the school in the town of Manlleu, where the polling station is located. According to the publication, man opened fire from pneumatic weapon. As a result, at least four people were wounded in the chest and neck.

"First aid was provided to the victims, some of them turned out to be members of the Committee for the Protection of the Referendum," the report said.

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We recall, the Spanish authorities announced their intention to increase the number of police officers in Catalonia on the day of the referendum and block polling stations. In addition, on the eve of the referendum in Spain, 150 sites with information on voting were blocked. Later, the police seized about 2.5 million ballots, as well as 4 million envelopes  for voting in the referendum on the independence of Catalonia.

On September 29, on the eve of the referendum, several thousand people went to the rally. Later supporters of the referendum began to occupy premises in some schools in Barcelona, where a poll is scheduled for October 1.

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