Published on 2 Oct 2017 Sections

Crowds in Catalonia protest over police violence

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The Catalan leader has called for international mediation over the independence dispute with Spain, saying that after almost 900 people were injured in clashes with Spanish police, the EU “cannot look the other way”. Crowds occupied squares and blockaded streets across Catalonia at midday today to protest against the police violence during yesterday’s referendum.