Pablo Hasel: Fresh protest in Spain over jailing of rapper’s backers Access to the comments

Mar.7, 2021
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Several hundred protesters took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to demand the release of rapper Pablo Hasel and his jailed supporters.

Saturday’s march took place amid a heavy police presence, winding through several avenues of the Catalan regional capital.

The musician is serving nine months for inciting terrorism and for refusing to pay a fine for insulting Spain’s former king.

He has praised Grapo and ETA, two now-defunct armed groups responsible for killing over 900 people in Spain.

His arrest on February 16 triggered a wave of protests that have at times ended in the looting of shops in several cities.

The case has also invigorated a debate over the limits of freedom of speech in Spain.

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