Catalan president Carles Puigdemont outwitted police helicopters following him to stop him voting by changing official cars in a tunnel, it was sensationally claimed.
The politician had to resort to the Hollywood-style manoeuvre during a cat-and-mouse game with officers attempting his thwart his attempts to reach a ballet box during Sunday’s illegal referendum.
Catalan TV reporter Miquel Sabe posted a photo he said showed Puigdemont resorting to the ruse.
He wrote on Twitter: ‘To vote, the president had to dodge the Spanish police and Civil Guard helicopters changing cars under a bridge.’
Puigdemont was expected to vote at Sant Julia de Ramis Sports Centre near his home in Girona, scenes of some of the early violence yesterday/on Sunday when pro-independence supporters clashed with riot police.