The Debate

Defying Madrid: Catalonia's independence referendum

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.

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