Again in Barcelona protests against the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasél, who was convicted of glorifying violence and insulting the monarchy, led to violence between demonstrators and the police. Some of the mostly very young demonstrators in Barcelona carried a banner on Sunday evening that read: "You have taught us that peacefulness is pointless". However, the demonstration was smaller than in the five nights before. </p><div> <p><a href="https://www.de24.news/"><img class="alignnone size-medium" src="https://www.de24.news/a1/de24.png" alt="© www.de24.news" width="400" height="20" /></a><p> The re were also far fewer riots. According to the Spanish media, around 1,000 people took part. On Saturday there were at least 6,000 participants. Smaller rallies have also been reported from Girona and Bilbao in the Basque Country.</p>
The police have arrested five people who ransacked a fashion shop, reported the newspaper “El Periódico”. 106 people, including 32 minors, have been arrested in Barcelona since the protests began. 82 police officers and numerous demonstrators were injured, as the newspaper “La Vanguardia” wrote. A woman lost an eye on Tuesday when she was hit by a police rubber bullet.
The government is fundamentally willing to change the law so that there are no more prison sentences for cases like Hasél. However, proceedings are pending against the 32-year-old for threatening a witness and assaulting a journalist.