Angry words: rapper’s jailing exposes Spain’s free speech faultlines

Angry words: rapper’s jailing exposes Spain’s free speech faultlines

The Guardian

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Violent protests over treatment of Pablo Hasél are forcing government to confront laws and the judiciary

Pablo Hasél had promised he wouldn’t go quietly, and he kept his word.

The Spanish rapper, whose jailing this week has sparked violent unrest and a political row within Spain’s socialist-led coalition government, barricaded himself in the university of the Catalan city of Lleida on Monday.

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