In Catalonia began a referendum on secession from Spain

Continued: the Police began to force voting to withdraw from areas in Catalonia

The vote on the referendum on the independence of Catalonia at 10 am Moscow time began at several sites in the region. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

Part of the 2300 sites remained closed — they block the police. An hour before the start of voting, authorities announced that you can vote on any open area upon presentation of their identity card.

The voting will last till 20:00 local time (21:00 Moscow time).

The government of Catalonia in social networks appeal to the residents of the province don’t ignore the vote and to provide a peaceful resistance to any police action to prevent the referendum.

The ballot is only one question: “do You want to Catalonia became an independent state in the form of Republic?” and two possible answers, Yes or no.

At the request of the Supreme court of Catalonia local law enforcement officers had to six in the morning to close all polling stations, to avoid holding a referendum. Interior Ministry says that most of the sites under control. At several sites prior to the vote, the police are trying not to put people in space, collisions began.