This past Sunday night, February 21, a new demonstration took place in Barcelona, whose objective was to free rapper Pablo Hasél. This time the demonstration began at the Sants station, and gradually progressed to the Higher Police Headquarters.
The agents tried to disperse the protesters, arresting eight people, five of them for entering and attempting to rob shops. Of the eleven injured in the riots, nine officers suffered injuries.
The Palau de la Música condemns the violent attacks on the building last Saturday
One of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona, the Palau de la Música, received several stones last Saturday night, smashing the building’s stained glass windows. The Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Foundation has lamented with “deep sadness” the incidents that occurred due to the protests over Hasél’s imprisonment.
Despite these incidents, the cultural institution has assured that it will continue with its planned concert activity throughout this week, and will ensure that “all entrances and exits to the building are carried out safely.”