CATALAN PRESIDENT ACCUSES MARIANO RAJOY OF IGNORING CALL FOR TALKS

HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO THE CATALAN GOVERNMENT, 770,000 VOTES WERE LOST THROUGH THE INTERVENTION OF THE SPANISH POLICE.

CARLES PUIGDEMONT ATTACKS SPANISH GOVERNMENT FOR THREAT TO SUSPEND REGIONAL AUTONOMY AFTER HE SOUGHT DIALOGUE

In an address to parliament on Wednesday afternoon, the prime minister insisted there could be no discussion of Spain's national unity, as guaranteed by the country's 1978 constitution.
"Our detailed investigation into three cases found that national police and Civil Guard officers used excessive force on October 1 in Catalonia," said Kartik Raj, HRW's western Europe researcher.
However, according to the Catalan government, 770,000 votes were lost through the intervention of the Spanish police.

The Catalan president has accused the Spanish government of ignoring his calls for negotiations after it warned him on Wednesday to abandon his push for independence or face the suspension of regional autonomy. On Tuesday,...

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