Catalonia Hold Referendum on Independence Today

  • Politics - 01 October 2017, 12:22
Thousands of people crowd at the polling stations in Catalonia since early morning, preparing to vote to the independence referendum which has cause tensions in the relations between Madrid and Barcelona and caused a serious constitutional crisis.

The authorities in Catalonia have refused the request of the Spanish government to cancel the referendum.

The organizers of the referendum called people to show up at the polling station before the start time of vote to protect from the Spanish police. There have been reports that the police has seized ballot boxes from some polling stations.