Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:14

Dispatches from some of our #DONews websites and independent journalists on the scene in Barcelona Spain, where polls are open.

Massive migrant crisis, huge public debt, rising unemployment, while some claim Spain is being run by idiots and point to many Catalans wanting to be independent. It cant happen here, you say?

Everything on our block is very peaceful but the center has had big protests and some riots this am and yesterday.

The Mossos (provincial police) came twice to the school that was occupied overnight by pro-independence civilians but didn't stop the voting.

I don't know why some places had riot police and Guardia Civil present and others not. We're ok now. Let's see what happens tonight! TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE