Catalans Vote on Secession, Closing Ranks Against Rajoy

November 9, 2014 11:11 AM

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Catalans went to vote today in an independence ballot ruled illegal by Spain, as regional officials closed ranks to shield those organizing the disputed poll from punishment by Madrid.

Polling stations opened at 9 a.m. in Catalonia, a regional government spokesman said. In a new act of defiance, the regional government said its police force would not identify those working in polling stations, after Spain’s general prosecutor ordered them to report on the use of public buildings a...

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