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New Protests in Spain Over the Jailing of Rapper's Backers

Several hundred protesters are marching in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona against the authorities' crackdown following a violent outcry over the imprisonment of Pablo Hasél, an anti-establishment artist.
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Spain’s ten-year plan to put startups in the economic driving seat

Spain is preparing to push forward with pro-startup legislation, having recently unveiled a big and bold transformation plan with the headline goal, by 2030, of turning the country into ‘Spain Entrepreneurial Nation’, as the slightly clumsy English translation has it. Prime minister Pedro Sanchez took a turn on Web Summit’s stage in December to announce the introduction of the forthcoming Startup Act — and to trumpet a new role, a high commissioner, tasked with bringing off a nationwide entrepre...
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Protesters rattle Spain in support of jailed rap artist

By Joseph Wilson and Hernan Munoz | Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain — The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music and tweets praising terrorist violence and insulting the Spanish monarchy has set off a powder keg of pent-up rage this week in the southern European country. The arrest of Pablo Hasél has brought thousands to the streets for different reasons. Under the banner of freedom of expression, many Spaniards strongly object to putting an artist behind bars for his lyrics and social me...
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Spanish people take to streets over rapper's jailing – in pictures

Free speech protests have continued since the jailing of musician Pablo Hasél last week for exalting terrorism in his lyricsAngry words: rapper’s jailing exposes Spain’s free speech faultlines Continue reading...
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Violent protests over rapper's arrest and accusations of police brutality rock Catalonia for fifth day

Angry protesters have now gathered in multiple Spanish cities for five consecutive nights, demonstrating over the dramatic arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel earlier in the week.
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Spain braces for fifth night of protest over arrest of Pablo Hasél

Police and demonstrators clashed again in Barcelona during demonstrations over the jailing of Pablo HasélPolice and demonstrators in Barcelona clashed for a fifth night on Saturday, with thousands taking to the streets across Spain to protest against the jailing of a controversial rapper for glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his music and on Twitter.Angry demonstrations first erupted on Tuesday after police detained Pablo Hasél, 32, and took him to jail to start serving a nine-month ...
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Spain protests: violence and looting on fifth night of unrest over rapper's jail sentence – video

Police and demonstrators in Barcelona clashed for a fifth night on Saturday, with thousands taking to the streets across Spain to protest against the jailing of a controversial rapper for glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his music and on Twitter.Angry demonstrations first erupted on Tuesday after police detained Pablo Hasél, 32, and took him to jail to start serving a nine-month sentence in a highly contentious free speech caseViolence and looting on fifth night of protests over rap...
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Violent protests in Spain over rapper's arrest

Angry protesters have now gathered in multiple Spanish cities for five consecutive nights, demonstrating over the dramatic arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel earlier in the week.
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Pablo Hasél: Rapper's arrest triggers widespread protests and debate over free speech in Spain

"Tomorrow it could be you," rapper Pablo Hasél tweeted before his imprisonment last week.
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Pablo Hasel: Luxury stores looted and vehicles ablaze in Barcelona protests

The arrest of the Catalan rapper has ignited a debate over freedom of speech in Spain.
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Spain braces for fifth nigth of protest over arrest of Pablo Hasél

Violence and looting a feature of previous demonstrations over jailing of Pablo HasélAuthorities in Spain are braced for a fifth night of protests on Saturday over the imprisonment of a rap artist for glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his music and on Twitter. Related: Angry words: rapper's jailing exposes Spain's free speech faultlines Continue reading...
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Angry words: rapper's jailing exposes Spain's free speech faultlines

Violent protests over treatment of Pablo Hasél are forcing government to confront laws and the judiciaryPablo Hasél had promised he wouldn’t go quietly, and he kept his word.The Spanish rapper, whose jailing this week has sparked violent unrest and a political row within Spain’s socialist-led coalition government, barricaded himself in the university of the Catalan city of Lleida on Monday. Continue reading...
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Violence over jailing of rapper rocks Spain for third night

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 cas...
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Rapper's arrest sparks protests in Catalonia

Protesters took to the streets in Barcelona and Girona, in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region, on Tuesday night following the dramatic arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel earlier in the day.
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Pablo Hasél Protests: Clashes in Madrid and Barcelona

Pablo Hasél had been sentenced to prison after voicing support for insurgents and insulting an ex-king, but barricaded himself in a...
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Pablo Hasel protests: Violence in Spanish cities over rapper’s jailing

Police clash with protesters in Madrid and Barcelona, as unrest over Pablo Hasel's jailing spreads.
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Spanish riot police clash with protesters after rapper arrested

Rubber bullets fired at crowds in Madrid day after Pablo Hasél was detained on charges of glorifying terrorismPolice have fired teargas, rubber bullets and sound bombs at thousands of protesters in Madrid, the day after a rapper was arrested on charges of glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his songs.Protests in the capital’s central Plaza de Sol square were initially peaceful, with people clapping their hands in unison and chanting, “No more police violence” and “Freedom for Pablo Has...
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Thousands protest to demand release of rapper arrested and jailed for criticizing the Spanish monarchy in his lyrics

Demonstrations were seen in dozens of cities after Pablo Hasel was jailed over tweets and lyrics.
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Free speech protests erupt in Spain after rapper's arrest – video

Protesters clashed with police in several Spanish cities on Tuesday night after the arrest of Pablo Rivadulla, known as Pablo Hasél, for allegedly glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty and the police in his lyrics and on social media. Hasél had barricaded himself in Lleida University to highlight 'a hugely serious attack' on freedom, and his arrest has fuelled debate about freedom of speech in Spain and the country’s so-called 'gag law'Angry protests as Spanish riot police arrest rapper at ...
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Rapper's arrest sparks protests in Catalonia

Protesters took to the streets in Barcelona and Girona, in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region, on Tuesday night following the dramatic arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel earlier in the day.
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Pablo Hasel protests: Thousands demand rapper's release in Spain

Demonstrations were seen in dozens of cities after Pablo Hasel was jailed over tweets and lyrics.
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Spanish police arrest fugitive rapper at centre of free-speech debate

Pablo Hasél had barricaded himself inside university to avoid prison sentence on charges of glorifying terrorismRiot police have entered a university in the north-eastern Spanish city of Lleida and arrested a rapper who had barricaded himself inside the building to avoid serving a prison sentence for glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty and the police in his lyrics and on social media.In 2018, Pablo Rivadulla, known as Pablo Hasél, was given a two-year jail sentence and a fine of almost €3...
Tags: Europe, Music, Spain, Catalonia, World news, Rap, Culture, Lleida, Pablo Hasel, Pablo Rivadulla


Spain: Rapper Pablo Hasel who fled to university sent to jail

Pablo Hasel had defied a prison sentence for "glorifying terrorism" in lyrics and tweets.
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Spain: Rapper Pablo Hasel arrested after police enter university

Pablo Hasel had defied a jail term for "glorifying terrorism" in lyrics and tweets.
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Spanish police storm university in Lleida and arrest fugitive rapper

Pablo Hasél had barricaded himself inside after being sentenced to jail on charges of glorifying terrorismDozens of Spanish police have stormed a university and arrested a rapper who had barricaded himself inside the building after being sentenced to jail on charges of glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his lyrics.Pablo Hasél and a group of his supporters had taken refuge on Monday in the university town of Lleida in north-eastern Catalonia. He had been given until last Friday to hand...
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Spain: Rapper Pablo Hasel locks himself in university to avoid jail

Spanish singer Pablo Hasel, sentenced for slanderous messages, takes refuge in a Catalan university.
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