Following the events in Catalonia on Sunday 1 October, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP said:
"Respect for the rule of law and respect for citizens rights should go hand in hand. We need deescalation by bringing an end to unacceptable disproportionate police violence and a political dialogue between Barcelona and Madrid as called for by several of our liberal leaders like Prime Ministers Charles Michel and Miro Cerar, ALDE Group leader Guy Verhofstadt and others."
Respect for rule of law should go hand in hand w respect for citizens. We want end of disproportional police violence and political dialogue pic.twitter.com/EGllycGP3D— Hans van Baalen MEP (@hansvanbaalen) October 1, 2017