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Protests continue in Barcelona over arrest of rapper Pablo Hasellive

Protests continue in Barcelona over arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel

Spain, Barcelona

Ruptly is live from Barcelona on Saturday, February 20, as protests over the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel continue.

Pablo Hasel was arrested on Tuesday morning at Lleida University's rectorate building. Hasel, alongside a group of supporters, had barricaded himself inside the building in protest against his sentence. Protests in support of the rapper have since been taking place across the country, resulting in riots and clashes with police.

According to a court ruling, Pablo Hasel faces a nine-month jail term for publishing ‘tweets with videos that incited violence,’ as well as messages that the magistrates consider to have 'exalted terrorism and humiliated the Crown and other state institutions, such as the Armed Forces and the police forces.'

Date of startFebruary 20, 2021
Time of start17:59
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Ruptly is live from Barcelona on Saturday, February 20, as protests over the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel continue. Pablo Hasel was arrested on Tuesday morning at Lleida University's rectorate building. Hasel, alongside a group of supporters, had barricaded himself inside the building in protest against his sentence. Protests in support of the rapper have since been taking place across the country, resulting in riots and clashes with police. According to a court ruling, Pablo Hasel faces a nine-month jail term for publishing ‘tweets with videos that incited violence,’ as well as messages that the magistrates consider to have 'exalted terrorism and humiliated the Crown and other state institutions, such as the Armed Forces and the police forces.'