Brutality of police was excessive
One cannot fail to have been moved by the scenes of violence in Catalonia, as Spanish forces attacked unarmed voters.
Whatever the view on Catalonia’s right to hold such a vote or not, the response by the Spanish national government was brutal and excessive, leading to 844 people being injured.
The sight of people being dragged from polling stations by baton wielding police and the disabled being attacked in wheelchairs has no place in a modern western democracy.
One cannot praise highly enough the calmness, humanity and bravery of the Catalan people when faced with such acts of violence. Alex Orr,
Leamington Terrace, Edinburgh.