Catalonia votes in favor of independence
The Catalan regional government announced early Monday that 90 percent of voters in Sunday's referendum on independence from Spain voted in favor of a split.
A spokesman said that there are 5.3 million voters in the region, with 2.26 million casting ballots. The Spanish central government views the vote as being illegal, and hundreds of people were injured when police raided polling stations and fired rubber bullets at voters. Catalonia is an autonomous region bordering France, and many of its residents believe that because it has its own culture and history and its tax revenues subsidize other areas of Spain, it must become independent.