Sentence was announced in 2018 and Pablo Hasél should have surrendered to justice last Friday
A Spain recorded another night of clashes after the arrest of a rapper who criticized the monarchy and the country’s police forces. The disturbances that began in Catalonia on Tuesday, 16, have spread to other cities. The capital Mothers recorded violent clashes between police and protesters in the city center. At least 14 people were arrested. Protesters threw bottles and stones at police officers, who struck back with rubber bullets.
In Barcelona, the night of protests was also very confusing and ended with 29 detainees. Protesters call for the rapper’s release Pablo Hasél. He was arrested on Tuesday in the city of Lleida, in Catalonia. The artist was sentenced to nine months in prison for extolling terrorism and attacking the Spanish royal family on social media and lyrics. The sentence was announced in 2018 and Pablo Hasél should have surrendered to justice last Friday.
He resisted until Tuesday and mobilized a series of protests around the country to try to defend his freedom of expression. Hasél, who is linked to the demonstrations of the extreme left in Spain, sparked debate in the country about the extent to which ideas and positions can be spread in public. This week’s demonstrations are formed mostly by young people who classify Spanish laws and institutions as fascists and who insist on the rapper’s freedom.