I am sure you, like us, have been troubled to see the scenes of violent confrontation in the media as the Catalans attempt to hold a vote on the proposal to become an independent country. We do not take sides in the debate, but we do support the right of Catalans both pro and anti independence to have a free and fair vote on this issue. To be legal this would require the rest of Spain to grant the right in a revision to the constitution.
We call on both sides to start a dialog to resolve this situation. The answer does not lie either in deploying illegal voting processes or in riot police coshing old ladies.