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Spain: Protests continue in Barcelona over arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel01:20

Spain: Protests continue in Barcelona over arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel

Spain, Barcelona
February 22, 2021 at 22:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protest over the jailing of rapper Pablo Hasel continued in Barcelona on Monday.

Hasel was arrested on Tuesday morning by the Catalan police at the University of Lleida, where he had barricaded himself the day before with several supporters who wanted to prevent his arrest.

Hasel was sentenced to nine months and one day in prison for publishing "tweets that included videos inciting violence," as well as messages that the magistrates considered "glorifying terrorism and insulting to the Crown and other state institutions, such as the security forces."

Spain: Protests continue in Barcelona over arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel01:20
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Protest over the jailing of rapper Pablo Hasel continued in Barcelona on Monday.

Hasel was arrested on Tuesday morning by the Catalan police at the University of Lleida, where he had barricaded himself the day before with several supporters who wanted to prevent his arrest.

Hasel was sentenced to nine months and one day in prison for publishing "tweets that included videos inciting violence," as well as messages that the magistrates considered "glorifying terrorism and insulting to the Crown and other state institutions, such as the security forces."