Spain: Residents speak up in support of Catalonia's region-wide strike

Residents have voiced their support for Catalonia’s region-wide strike, on Tuesday, describing the weekend’s events as “very traumatic.” Employees and students, kiosks and shops have joined famous institutions such as the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Football Club in a general strike, in protest against the heavy handed tactics of Spanish police during Catalonia’s independence referendum... Еще. Roads and main routes leading into the Catalan city of Girona have also been blocked off by both students and farmers. «It is horrible what is happening, very traumatic, and the students are going out because it is a democracy issue, not just one of independence, and those at the top are doing very badly,» said Montserrat, a passerby. At least 893 people and 33 police officers were reportedly injured during Sunday’s independence referendum, after Spanish police used rubber bullets and force to seize ballot boxes to prevent Catalonia's independence referendum which Madrid has deemed «illegal» and «unconstitutional».

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