October 1, 2017 / 8:28 AM / in 20 days

Catalan leader casts vote in banned independence referendum

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont cast his ballot in a banned referendum on independence from Spain on Sunday morning, images from TV3 television channel showed.

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont leaves the stage after addressing the crowd of people attending a closing rally in favour of the banned October 1 independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

He voted in the village of Cornella del Terri in the province of Girona, the regional government said, not in the village originally planned where police broke down the door of the voting station.

Reporting by Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Adrian Croft

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