As the Catalan referendum takes place despite being claimed illegal by the Spanish government, social media users have posted videos of different happening throughout the day.
From police action to voting stations, here’s a selection of some of the videos seen on Twitter today.
1 – Police vehicles are shown arriving in Barcelona hours before the Catalan referendum polling stations open.
2 – Catalans line-up to vote. Voters were seen lining up as early as 5am, 4 hours before polling stations were set to open.
3 – First images of violent clashes between voters and police begin to appear on social media around 9am as polling stations began to open.
La policia a Infant Jesús pic.twitter.com/8U9c9nnowJ— Carme Rocamora (@CarmeCRS) October 1, 2017
4 – Rubber bullets being fired and injured people were caught on video by social media users at 10:30am.
La policia a Infant Jesús pic.twitter.com/8U9c9nnowJ— Carme Rocamora (
CarmeCRS) October 1, 2017
5 – Crowds were filmed chanting loudly to Els Segadors, Catalonia’s official anthem, as voting took place.
6 – Firefighters are shown creating a human barrier parting the Spanish civil guard from the crowd.
La Guardia Civil comienza a marcharse al grito de “fora fora” pic.twitter.com/iQJbdCRU2d— Ion Telleria Barrena (@iontelleria) October 1, 2017
7 – An elderly woman celebrates on camera after voting at the referendum.
8 – A video also shows a voter wrapped in the Spanish flag and being cheered by those in the polling station.
9 – Spanish Guarda Civil and Catalonia’s local police, the Mossos, shown clashing.
SERCATALUNYA (@SERCatalunya) October 1, 2017
10 – This video shows crowds pressing against riot police and forcing them to back out.
11 – In this video, Catalans are heard cheering from outside as voting polls closed.
Voting is over – democracy won pic.twitter.com/TOnW7eje4h— MEP Martina Anderson (@M_AndersonSF) October 1, 2017
12 – Crowds were filmed celebrating as the Catalan government announced 90 percent voted in favour of independence.
La plaça Catalunya salta de alegría al escuchar que, según el Govern, 2 millones de catalanes han dicho sí a la independencia. pic.twitter.com/aC99niOq5s— Guillem Andrés (@Guillem_Andres) October 1, 2017
Standing in Plaça de Catalunya amidst incredible scenes. Mood here is one of celebration and victory pic.twitter.com/3YxCb3ZFAU— Emeka Forbes (@emekaforbes) October 1, 2017