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, reports TASS with reference to the official representative of the Catalan government Jordi Turull.
“Now we are told that more than 50 percent of people voted in areas where there is police intervention,” said Turull.
He noted that the referendum meets resistance from Madrid. From the actions of the Spanish police suffered at least 337 people, the regional authorities failed to ensure the vote in 96 percent of polling stations. The responsibility for opposing the referendum Turul laid on the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.
The vote on the referendum on independence of Catalonia from Spain started at 10 am Moscow time and will last until 20:00 local time (21:00 GMT).
Madrid will not recognize the referendum. Catalan police have refused to execute the decision of the Supreme court of Spain on the closure of the polling stations for the independence of Catalonia. Instead of employees Catalan law enforcement of the decision of the court perform Civil guard and national police, aimed to Catalonia by the Spanish government.
Catalan authorities called on residents of the province don’t ignore the vote and to provide a peaceful resistance to any police action to prevent the referendum.