King of Spain calls for national unity

The king of Spain has issued renewed calls for unity amid the ongoing fallout from Catalonia's controversial independence referendum.

In his Christmas message, Felipe VI urged the people of Catalonia to choose coexistence rather than confrontation. He did not directly mention the leaders of the Catalan separatist movement. In the wake of October's referendum in the region, the king heavily criticized those spearheading Catalonia's independence ambition.

Source: VOV5