The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad, and the European Commission both issued statements on the violence and crisis in Catalonia on Monday.

Statement By UN Human Rights High Commissioner On Catalonia

"GENEVA (2 October 2017) - I am very disturbed by the violence in Catalonia on Sunday. With hundreds of people reported injured, I urge the Spanish authorities to ensure thorough, independent and impartial investigations into all acts of violence. Police responses must at all times be proportionate and necessary.

I firmly believe that the current situation should be resolved through political dialogue, with full respect for democratic freedoms.

I call on the Government of Spain to accept without delay the requests by relevant UN human rights expe...

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