THE Spanish government has admitted there may have been ‘some excess’ and a ‘disproportionate action’ when police clashed with students in Valencia.

It comes after complaints from other political parties demanding a full explanation after riot police were sent in to disperse students who were demonstrating over cuts in education.

It also emerged that National Police boss Antonio Moreno had  referred to the demonstrators as ‘the enemy’ and that police ‘were obliged to repel an aggression’.

His comments sparked a backlash around Spain with protests called in Madrid and Sevilla this week.

Around 300 people took to the streets on Monday demonstrating against police action and students have promised a ‘hard’ week of protests.