Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

Posted on: October 22, 2017 | views: 178

The Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has denied that his government's move to reassert control over Catalonia amounts to a "coup".

The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, called measures announced by the government on Saturday a "de facto coup d'état".

Madrid acted after regional leaders refused to halt an independence drive. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso further added that the pictures displayed about police torture on demonstrators are fake.