For the seventh consecutive night, mobilization in Barcelona in favor of the imprisoned rapper Pablo Hassel tarnished yesterday Monday by episodes between protesters and police, vandalism and damage to public property.
After an initially peaceful rally, participants chanted “Freedom to Pablo HasselProtesters marched in central Barcelona to police headquarters, where some threw bottles and other objects at cars guarding it, according to television cameras.
🎥🛑In #Spain people protesting the arrest of Catalan rapper Pablo Hasél started a fire in the streets of Barcelona ando other cities
🔻Hasél was sentenced to 9 months in jail on charges of supporting terrorism & for libel and slander against the monarchy pic.twitter.com/R0JMyWNn1W
– © halecos Amarillosᴳᴸᴼᴮᴬᴸ 🍀ʷAͤNͣOͬNͤYˡMͤOᵍUͥSͦⁿ (@ChalecosAmarill) February 23, 2021
Protesters then marched on other streets in Spain’s second largest city, setting fire to rubbish bins.
Demonstrators come out in force in the Catalan capital to support Pablo Hasel and protest over his arrest
More: https://t.co/IKPDXifWJm pic.twitter.com/DSGKwjPROE
— RT (@RT_com) February 23, 2021
“Groups of rioters set fire to roadblocks and threw objects at locals protesting their behavior,” she said via Twitter. Catalan police (Mossos d’Esquadra).
9:21 pm Violent groups continue to launch into the police line and barricade and burn containers. We make announcements over the loudspeakers to stop their attitude pic.twitter.com/eUMqG58jDP
– Mossos (@mossos) February 22, 2021
Last night’s demonstration, in the rain, however, attracted fewer people, while the episodes were not as extensive or as intense as the previous nights.
Supporters of Catalan rap singer Pablo Hasel take part in a protest against his arrest following seven days of protests across the country pic.twitter.com/5WYl6hgc4h
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) February 23, 2021
Since last Tuesday 109 people have been arrested in this area of northeastern Spain, according to Catalan police.
THE Pablo Hassel, 32, was sentenced to nine months in prison for praising “terrorism” for calling Monarch Juan Carlos a “mobster” on Twitter, praising people involved in attacks and accusing police of killing and torturing immigrants and protesters.
His arrest sparked a debate over freedom of expression in Spain and deepened the gap in the coalition government between the prime minister’s socialists. Pedro Sanchez and the party Podemos of the radical left, which supported the demonstrations.
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