Thu. May 6th, 2021

Pablo Hasél protests: Violence in Spanish cities over rapper’s jailing

 Reports say protests in support of a jailed Catalan rapper Pablo Hasel have descended into violence, with police and demonstrators clashing in Spain’s main cities .

According to reports, the protests erupted a day after Pablo Hasel was jailed for tweets insulting police and the Spanish monarchy.

Thousands of protesters in Madrid and Barcelona were met by riot police carrying batons and shields, while dozens have been arrested and twenty-nine in Barcelona.  

The city’s conservative mayor, Hose Luis Martinez-Almerda, has those who do not accept the rules have no place in the society .

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