Barca to join Catalan strike

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Oct 2017 09:48:27



BARCELONA will join a strike called across Catalonia on Tuesday in protest at a violent crackdown by police of an independence referendum called by pro-separatist politicians for the region on Sunday.
“FC Barcelona joins the country wide strike called for by Table for Democracy and therefore the club will be closed tomorrow,” Barca said in a statement on Monday.
“None of the professional teams or the youth teams at FC Barcelona will train on Tuesday.”

Clashes as police fired rubber bullets and forced their way into polling stations, often violently removing activists, to confiscate ballots left at least 92 people confirmed injured out of a total of 844 who needed medical attention, according to Catalan authorities.

‘Barca should have called off match over vote violence’
FORMER Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expressed dismay at the violence that marred Catalonia’s independence vote, which he said should have led the club to postpone their match against Las Palmas. “Barcelona against Las Palmas should never have been played, not at all.”
Guardiola, now manager of Premier League high-fliers Manchester City, told Catalan radio station RAC1.