Venezuela expresses its dismay at the worsening of violence in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses its concern about the increase in violence in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia during the massive mobilizations for the freedom of Catalan political prisoners.

We call on the Spanish authorities not to take actions that encourage the escalation of tensions and to moderately respond to possible outbreaks of violence, guaranteeing the right to peaceful demonstration at all times, avoiding the excessive use of police force and preserving at all cost the fundamental rights of citizens.

The Bolivarian government urges the parties to begin a national dialogue process aiming at settling the increasing divergences between peaceful protesters and the Spanish State.

Caracas, October 18th, 2019