The Spanish government has done its best to stop the referendum on independence in Catalonia, but it is still going ahead, while the judiciary has said that politicians and civil servants risk jail for supporting the so-called illegal poll. The government is in a difficult position and it must make some tough decisions very soon if the independence referendum, which is unofficial, is to be stopped. The issue appears to be splitting Spain, with hardliners calling on the government to take "radical" action at once. People have been changing their Facebook profile photographs to include the Spanish flag to protest at what they see as almost "treason" by the Catalan people. However, no one is too sure whether Catalonia will vote for independence in the poll, even if it does go ahead. But the majority of Catalans want the right to decide.