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Gerard Pique Prepared to Quit Spain Team Amid Independence Debate

Gerard Pique Prepared to Quit Spain Team Amid Independence Debateā€

"There were many arguments in favour and against, but we were playing for the points and the League and Las Palmas wanted to play".

The referendum, which took place last Sunday amid a bloody crackdown by Spanish military police, was illegal under the Spanish constitution.

Demonstrators are stopped by Catalan Mossos d'Esquadra officers while Spanish National Police officers (unseen) leave their headquarters in vans in Barcelona on October 2, 2017. "We trust the leadership of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to manage this hard process", said the EC, describing the situation as an "internal matter".

Catalan officials say parliament will declare independence in the next several days.

Thirty-three police officers were also injured, local medical officials said.

Turkey, which is battling a Kurdish insurgency, has strongly opposed a referendum on independence by the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in neighboring Iraq, threatening economic sanctions and military action.

According to Catalan authorities, 770,000 people were "prevented" from voting by Spanish police, who blocked access to voting stations and in some cases forcibly evicted voters from precincts.

Before the vote, Spain's military police also raided the Catalan government offices on September 20, during which at least 14 junior officials and associates were arrested and nearly 10 million ballot papers were seized.

Puigdemont said the statement was "disappointing", and that the vote was "a European issue". Voter turnout was nearly 43 percent.

A day after the Catalan referendum, marred by disturbing images of the Spanish police's harsh response, Spain faces a constitutional crisis and the question on everyone's mind is "what now"?

Dr Ramon Pardo, a senior lecturer in worldwide relations at King's College London has told Express.co.uk it is now a question of how, and not if, Catalonia will declare independence. He's also calling for outside mediation.

Nicola Sturgeon has said the Catalan referendum "cannot be ignored", but Spainish PM Mariano Rajoy and his government have not aknowledged the vote.

Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain after holding a banned referendum, pushing the European Union nation toward a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy. However, witnesses said they showed little inclination to use force on protesters.



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