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Barcelona saw imprisoned rapper hold sixth day of protest



BARCELONA, SPAIN (AP)-A protest in Barcelona on Sunday caused a jailed rapper to violent incidents for the sixth consecutive night. Police clashed with angry youth groups in the Spanish city center.

As in the previous days, the peaceful protests in Barcelona started on Sunday. The graffiti artist painted the murals of King Felipe VI of Spain and his father, the former King Juan Carlos I, to express their rap. The support of singer Pablo Hassel.

But as night fell, tensions intensified, as protesters mostly wore dark clothes and marched through the city center to the national police headquarters.

Half an hour after being hit by rocks, bottles, garbage and firecrackers, Catalan police moved in with the support of a van to clear the streets from the station. The shops in central Barcelona were once again attacked by vandals who broke windows.

Since the arrest of Hasél, more than 1

00 people have been arrested, including 7 on Sunday who were arrested for violent clashes with the police He was sentenced to 9 months in prison on Tuesday for his tweets and lyrics insulting the Spanish monarch and praising terrorist violence.

Catalan police said that on Saturday, more than 35 people were arrested in Barcelona and other nearby towns after the rioters smashed shop windows and fought with the police. Other protests in Spain, including the capital Madrid, are mostly still peaceful.


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