New protests in Spain Within the jailing of rapper's backers

New protests in Spain Within the jailing of rapper's backers

A couple hundred protesters are marching in Spain's northeastern town of Barcelona contrary to the authorities' crackdown after a violent outcry within the imprisonment of Pablo Hasél, an anti-establishment artist

BARCELONA, Spain -- A few hundred protesters marched Saturday in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona contrary to the authorities' crackdown after a violent outcry within the imprisonment of Pablo Hasél, an anti-establishment artist.

Saturday's march happened amid a heavy police presence, winding through many paths of the regional funding. Protesters walked behind a banner which called for the launch of Hasél along with his jailed fans.

His arrest on Feb. 16 triggered a mixture of calm and violent protests which were occasionally finished from the looting of stores in many cities. The situation has also invigorated a disagreement within the limits of freedom of language in Spain.

Spain's ruling left-wing coalition has vowed to establish a legal reform to get rid of prison terms for crimes involving liberty of speech. The coalition's junior partner, the far-left United We Could celebration, has filed a request to pardon Hasél.

They face potential charges of attempted homicide, attacking law enforcement officers and forming a part of a criminal group.

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