Violence over jailing of rapper rocks Spain for third night

Violence over jailing of rapper rocks Spain for third night

The Guardian

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Protesters burn barricades in centre of Barcelona as case of Pablo Hasél risks dividing ruling leftwing coalition

Spanish police and protesters have clashed for a third night as the backlash against the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets continued.

Dozens of people have been arrested since Tuesday night when angry demonstrations erupted after police detained Pablo Hasél, 32, who had been holed up in a university in Catalonia to avoid going to jail in a highly contentious free speech case.

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