Hundreds injured in Catalan independence referendum voting

The people voted for the region of Catalonia, with its own language and ancient history, to secede from Spain and become an independent country; the Spanish government declared the vote illegal.
1:28 | 10/01/17

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Next to the clashes in voting booths in Barcelona. At least 750 injured, some seriously, during showdowns during a referendum over seceding from Spain. Terry Moran with the latest for us. Reporter: On the streets of Barcelona today, a harsh crackdown. Spanish national police open fire, using rubber bullets on people trying to cast their votes. Polling stations raided, voters thrown out, an old man dragged away, his dog tossed aside. A woman, dazed and bloodied. Tonight, officials say more than 800 injured across this region. And still they came, defying the government, waiting in line to cast their ballots and answer a momentous question. Should this region, catalonia, with its own language and ancient history, secede from Spain and become an independent country? The spirit here is incredible. Everybody who votes gets cheered like a hero and the chant goes up, "Votarem." "We will vote." Tonight, a huge result, in favor of Independence. The Spanish government has turned crazy. Reporter: Both sides digging in, and the violence on the streets has only hardened the people's determination to secede. And made clear the Spanish government will not let them go without a fight. Tom? Terry, thank you. Now to the new coast guard

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