Catalonia officials claim that 90 percent voted in favour of independence from Spain Play

Catalonia officials claim that 90 percent voted in favour of independence from Spain

Catalonia officials have claimed that 90 percent voted in favour of independence from Spain in the controversial referendum that took place on 1 October. They also said the voter turn out was over 40 percent despite violent clashes with police.  It is reported that more than 700 people were hurt as a result of violence. The vote for independence, which has not been recognised by the Spanish Prime Minister, has caused the largest constitutional rift in decades. Oct 2, 2017
Hundreds injured in violence over Catalonia referendum Play

Hundreds injured in violence over Catalonia referendum

Violence has erupted in Spain during the Catalonia and amp;#39;s referendum on independence from Spain on October 1. Thousands have turned up to vote after the Spanish government deemed the vote illegal. The footage shows police using riot gear and batons to keep protestors away, injuring several people. Use of rubber bullets has been reported. Oct 1, 2017
Mass brawl breaks out in Ugandan parliament Play

Mass brawl breaks out in Ugandan parliament

Lawmakers could be seen exchanging punches and kicks in the Kampala parliament on 27 September, over a fiercely a disputed move to change the constitution and allow long serving President Yoweri Museveni to stay in power. 73-year-old Museveni will soon pass the age cap in the Ugandan constitution, but MPs are now hoping to remove that and allow him to seek re-election in the 2021 vote. This is the second day in a row that MPs have fought in parliament over the issue. Sep 28, 2017