A demonstration of la Seu d’Urgell’s residents has been held today in protest against police violence during the referendum for the independence of Catalonia. The demostration has taken place at 12:00 in Seu d’Urgell’s main square . The Mayor of the city Albert Batalla during his speech pointed out the need for defense of human rights during the referendum. His speech was greeted with prolonged applause.
Yesterday, within the framework of the referendum on the independence of Catalonia, 3,278 residents of Seu d’Urgell managed to vote (a total population of the city – 15,000 people). The date of voting on 1st October, Catalans called “Day 1-O”, similar to the winning score.
The polling stations were closed at 18:00 (instead of 21:00), after the maximum Spanish police forces (Guárdia Civil) were concentrated in the city and the tension in the polling places increased.
Albert Batalla called on every resident of the city to keep calm and spoke in support of the right of the Catalans to express their own opinion.