Protests in assist of a jailed rapper have turned violent in Barcelona for a sixth consecutive night time
BARCELONA, Spain — Protests in assist of a jailed rapper turned violent for a sixth consecutive night time in Barcelona on Sunday with clashes between police and teams of principally indignant youths within the middle of the Spanish metropolis.
However as night time fell, the strain elevated as protesters principally wearing darkish garments marched by way of town middle to the Nationwide Police headquarters.
After half an hour of being pelted by rocks, bottles, trash and firecrackers, Catalan police moved in supported by vans to clear the road in from the station. Outlets of Barcelona’s metropolis middle had been once more focused by vandals who broke home windows.
Greater than 100 folks, together with seven on Sunday, have been arrested from violent clashes with police since Hasél was arrested on Tuesday to serve a ninth-month jail sentence for his tweets and lyrics that insulted the Spanish monarch and praised terrorism violence.
Catalan police stated that on Saturday over 35 arrests had been made in Barcelona and different close by cities after rioters smashed retailer home windows and engaged in operating battles with police. Different protests throughout Spain, together with the capital Madrid, remained principally peaceable.