MADRID, 1 Oct. /TASS/. At least 11 law enforcement officers were injured on Sunday in Catalonia, trying to prevent a referendum on independence. This was announced by the Ministry of internal Affairs of Spain.

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According to him, “to date, nine police officers and two employees of the civil guard were injured, performing judicial decisions”.

Sunday in Catalonia started a vote on the question of secession from Spain. Madrid considers the referendum illegal. Now throughout the region, law enforcement agencies are trying to prevent the plebiscite, taking away ballot boxes and the ballots and closing polling stations.

The appearance of the police on the ground for voting was disregarded wishing to vote. In some cases, the police had to push the Catalans. According to the Department of health in the region, at least 38 people were injured because of the actions of law enforcement.