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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 04:42 PM

Protests continue in Spain against jailing of rapper over tweets [View all]

A dramatic arrest earlier this week of Spanish rapper Pablo HasÚl, who was convicted of criticizing the monarchy and supporting a Basque separatist group in social media posts, has sparked days of protests across Spain and renewed debate over free speech in the country.

Thousands of HasÚl supporters have taken to the streets in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Girona, since his arrest.

But peaceful protests devolved into chaos as protesters clashed with police for a third night in a row Thursday. Dozens have been arrested across the country since the demonstrations began.

HasÚl was arrested on Tuesday, the day after the expiration of a deadline to turn himself into police for his March 2018 conviction. He has begun serving a nine-month prison sentence.

At: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/19/969320165/protests-continue-in-spain-against-jailing-of-rapper-over-tweets

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