Protesters Hurl Bottles at Police on 8th Day of Barcelona Rally for Jailed Rapper

MADRID (Sputnik) – Despite dying down, the protests in help of jailed rapper Pablo Hasel escalated once more in Barcelona on Tuesday night as demonstrators threw glass bottles at officers.

On Tuesday night in Barcelona, protestors demanding the discharge of jailed rapper Pablo Hasel gathered in Letamendi Square, the place they sang songs and made speeches. 

The rally then moved by the town as folks known as on the authorities to launch Hasel and all these detained in the course of the earlier spherical of protests. 

REUTERS / ALBERT GEADemonstrators construct a barricade throughout as supporters of arrested Catalan rapper Pablo Hasel protest in Barcelona, Spain, February 20, 2021.

Meanwhile, in Artos Square, right-wing activists convened – police put up cordons to stop them assembly the opposite set of protestors, who had been busy overturning a dumpster and throwing glass bottles, which rained down on officers, the authorities reported on Twitter. A journalist was injured within the unrest, in accordance with the Pais newspaper.

The offended crowds additionally made barricades from trash cans as police vans dispersed the gang. A small faction broke away and headed for Placa de Catalunya.

Two folks had been injured within the chaos, the ambulance service reported.

Separately, over 300 folks gathered exterior the Barcelona Sants station to demand the discharge of a protester from the realm. The choose ordered his arrest after he was caught constructing barricades 3 times in a single night.

In the town of Vilanova, 25 km from the Catalan capital, protestors threw stones and metallic fences at police.

REUTERS / STRINGERSpanish rapper Pablo Hasel reacts as he’s detained by riot police contained in the University of Lleida, after he was sentenced to jail time on costs together with insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism, in Lleida, Spain February 16, 2021.

Unrest hit Spain final week following the arrest of rapper Hasel on 16 February. The Catalan singer was sentenced to 9 months in jail again in 2018 for glorifying terrorism and slandering the Spanish monarchy on Twitter and thru his lyrics. 

In whole, over 100 folks have to this point been detained, most of whom have already been launched. Several folks have been injured, together with officers and a younger lady misplaced a watch after being shot with a rubber bullet by police.


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