Continued: the Spanish Prime Minister spoke about the will of the Catalans
In Catalunya at 20:00 local time (21:00 GMT) polling stations were closed, RIA Novosti reported.
As said the Agency official representative of Generalitat region Jordi Turul, during the day participate in the referendum adopted the “many millions” of locals. “Three hundred and nineteen polling stations were forced to close, voting was normal, many millions of Catalans voted. We can say that the account goes on millions,” he said.
The region’s population is 7.5 million people, the right to vote in Catalonia have more than 5.3 million.
Earlier it was reported that the turnout at the referendum in Catalonia on the question of independence of the Autonomous community from Spain by the middle of Sunday was more than 50 percent.
1 October in Catalonia held a referendum on independence, that Madrid has declared illegal. During the vote, the unrest, the employees of the Spanish police, according to official figures, were detained from three to six people. It was also reported about 460 victims. The mayor of Barcelona Hell Cola opposed the actions of the Spanish police against the public during a vote.
Madrid tried to prevent the referendum. In particular, it was reported that Spanish police used rubber bullets against those who voted in Barcelona.