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Free speech protests erupt in Spain after rapper's arrest

Guardian, 18 Feb 2021
Protesters marched and clashed with police in several Spanish cities on Tuesday night after the arrest of Pablo Rivadulla, known as Pablo Hasél, for 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'

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