Free speech protests erupt in Spain after rapper’s arrest

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    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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    Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church. 

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