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  • Barcelona streets were on fire Tuesday night.

  • Assed thousands of protesters demanded the release of Spanish rapper Pablo Hassle.

  • Earlier in the day, dozens of police stormed died a university in northeastern Spain toe arrest hustle.

  • He had been hiding since last Friday, when he was supposed to start a nine month jail term.

  • Hustle is considered a radical leftist and was convicted in 2018 of glorifying terrorism and insulting the monarchy in lyrics and tweets, he's referenced the Basque separatist group E.

  • T A, compared the country's judges to Nazis and called former king Juan Carlos a Mafia boss.

  • His 2018 sentencing caused uproar in Spain, which led the government to announce it would roll back free speech laws.

  • Just last week, Spain's leftist government said they would amend a 2015 gag law which prevents glorifying armed groups and insulting the monarchy or religion.

  • After Tuesday's arrest, Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo sided with demonstrators when she told reporters that free should not happen in a democracy like Spain.

  • More than 200 artists across the film and music industry signed a petition opposing hassle sentencing, including actor Javier Bardem and director Pedro Almodovar.

Barcelona streets were on fire Tuesday night.

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Thousands in Barcelona demand rapper's release

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/17
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