Spain apologises for police violence during Catalan vote

The Spanish government's official representative in Catalonia has apologised for the violent response by police during the banned secession referendum on Sunday.

by

    The Spanish government's official representative in Catalonia has apologised for the violent response by police during the banned secession referendum on Sunday.

    Around 900 people were injured when the police tried to prevent voting.

    This comes after Catalan law enforcement chiefs appeared in court in Madrid.

    Al Jazeera's Karl Penhaul reports from Barcelona, Spain.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.