Employees of the Spanish police detained three people during riots in the referendum on the independence of Catalonia. On Sunday, October 1, citing the interior Ministry of Spain, RIA Novosti reported.
As stated in the material information of the Agency, among detainees also were minors, and the number of victims in clashes with the Spanish police, according to the mayor of Barcelona Ada Cola (Ada Colau), exceeded 460.
“As mayor of Barcelona I insist that the actions of the police against a defenceless population was immediately over,” she said.
At the same time, the administration of Telegram channel Mash reported that the Spanish police detained more than 200 people. According to them during the riots also suffered and law enforcement officials Spain, only 11 people.
Previously, October 1, Catalonia has asked the European Union with the requirement to formally condemn the Spanish authorities for the intervention in the referendum on independence for the region and the violation of the rights and freedoms of the people of the province during the vote.
The vote on the referendum on Catalan independence began on Sunday at 10 am Moscow time. It will last until 20:00 local time (21:00 Moscow time).
Madrid tries to prevent the referendum. In particular, it is reported that Spanish police used rubber bullets against those who voted in Barcelona. According to the latest data of the authorities of Catalonia, in various clashes of the region’s residents with the law enforcement officers were injured 337 people.