As polling stations opened across Catalonia on Sunday, voters defied a ban from Madrid to cast their ballots in a vote on Catalan independence. Many were caught up in clashes that broke out as Spanish riot police tried to prevent them from casting their vote, with police at a Barcelona polling station firing rubber bullets at protesters. FRANCE 24's François Picard hosts a special edition of The Debate from Barcelona.
Produced by Charles WENTE, Yena LEE and Elise DUFFAU.
Spanish MEP, Group of the Greens
Spokesperson, Universitats per la Republica
Treasurer, Societat Civil Catalana and European Economy Professor
Vice President, Entrepreneurs of Catalonia