Spanish protesters calls for rallies against Catalonia referendum


PV International Desk : Rallies are expected in Spain against Catalonian independence, after the disputed referendum of Sunday (October 1), reports BBC.
Demonstrations are planned in the capital Madrid and other cities, with supporters calling for a similar rally in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Spain’s government representative in Catalonia earlier apologized to those hurt during police efforts to stop the referendum.
But Spanish government’s senior official representative Enric Millo blamed the Catalan government for holding an illegal vote.
In the first apology during the referendum, Millo said he could not help but “regret it and apologize on behalf of the officers that intervened”.
Hundreds of people were injured as police, trying to enforce a Spanish court ban on the vote, attempted to seize ballot boxes and disperse voters.Thirty-three police officers were also hurt.