Spanish representative in Catalonia apologizes for police violence during referendum

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/10/7 12:17:17

The Spanish government's official representative in Catalonia, Enric Millo, on Friday apologized for the violent response by the Spanish National Police and Civil Guard during the illegal self-determination referendum.

Speaking to Catalan public TV, Millo said: "When I see these images; and more so when I know people have been hit, pushed and even one person hospitalized, I can't help but regret it and apologize on behalf of the officers that intervened."

The National Police and Guardia Civil seized ballot papers, boxes to stop people from voting on Oct. 1 in a vote declared illegal by Spain's Constitutional Court.

Meanwhile, the regional president of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont announced he would appear in the regional parliament on Tuesday to explain the situation.

The Spanish Constitutional Court has banned a Catalan parliament meeting on Monday when a unilateral declaration of independence is expected.

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