A small group of Sarajevans came together at a square in the city to support the independence referendum organized by a Spanish province. The supporters of the referendum held in Catalonia on Sunday came together at the Barcelona Square.
According to the people who came to Sarajevo’s Barcelona Square on the day of the Catalan referendum, they wanted to support the democratic right of the province’s population to organize the popular vote.
People of the northeastern Spanish province have turned out in large numbers for the referendum on splitting from Spain, ruled to be illegal by the country’s government, but police have blocked off polling stations and forcibly seized ballot boxes. More than 800 people were reported injured in clashes with police as the polling stations closed Sunday evening.
Earlier on Sunday, Bosnian foreign minister phoned the Spanish ambassador in the country to discuss the developments on the Iberian peninsula from this week. Minister Igor Crnadak reiterated Bosnia government’s support to Spain’s unity and sovereignty.