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Spain: PM Sanchez visits injured police officers in Barcelona

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October 21, 2019 at 12:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited Barcelona on Monday to see police officers injured in the current protests engulfing Catalonia after independence leaders were jailed.

Before his visit to the hospitals Sagrat Cor and Sant Pau, Sánchez, together with the Interior Minister, Grande-Marlaksa, visited the Headquarters of the National Police in Catalonia, where he was reportedly received amid booing and shouts of "Freedom for political prisoners".

As announced via Twitter, Sanchez sent a letter to the president of Catalonia Quim Torra this morning "urging him to condemn violence outright, protect the security forces that fight it and avoid civil discord”.

Nearly a thousand people have gathered before the Spanish Government Delegation in Barcelona calling for the PM to enter into dialogue, under the slogan: "Sit down and talk".

According to local media, Sanchez is on his way back to Madrid.

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited Barcelona on Monday to see police officers injured in the current protests engulfing Catalonia after independence leaders were jailed.

Before his visit to the hospitals Sagrat Cor and Sant Pau, Sánchez, together with the Interior Minister, Grande-Marlaksa, visited the Headquarters of the National Police in Catalonia, where he was reportedly received amid booing and shouts of "Freedom for political prisoners".

As announced via Twitter, Sanchez sent a letter to the president of Catalonia Quim Torra this morning "urging him to condemn violence outright, protect the security forces that fight it and avoid civil discord”.

Nearly a thousand people have gathered before the Spanish Government Delegation in Barcelona calling for the PM to enter into dialogue, under the slogan: "Sit down and talk".

According to local media, Sanchez is on his way back to Madrid.

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