Madrid has ordered to dismiss the head of police of the region
– The Minister of internal Affairs of Spain Juan Ignacio Zoido officially took over the leadership of the police force of Catalonia, reports on Saturday Agency EFE.
This is due to the publication in Madrid of the official order on the resignation of Supreme leader of the Catalan Autonomous police Josep Luis Trapero. This order shall take effect immediately.
A day earlier, the Spanish authorities reported a number of measures taken in response to the announcement by the Parliament of Catalonia on independence from Madrid. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has sent in the resignation of the government (Executive government) of Catalonia, dissolved the Catalan Parliament and announced later this year early parliamentary elections. The dismissal Trapero was not originally reported.
In Madrid in recent weeks, was unhappy with the way Trapero carried out their work during the Catalonia referendum on independence from Spain. Western media noted that to lead the Catalan police is not easy, given that some of them sympathetic supporters of independence, and some not.
October 1, Catalonia held a referendum on independence, which were actually broken by law enforcement authorities in Spain and was accompanied by mass unrest, which led to numerous victims. However, about 90% of the referendum participants voted for independence from Spain. The constitutional court of Spain, declared the vote unconstitutional.
On the eve of the deputies of the Parliament of Catalonia voted for independence from Spain.