The eighth consecutive day of protests calling for the release of rapper Pablo Hasel has resulted in few incidents and little participation in the demonstration held in Barcelona.
In the Catalan capital there have been three parallel demonstrations: one in Plaza Letamendi, which has gathered around 450 people; another in Sants, to request the release of a detained neighbor, which has brought together another 350 people; and a third in Plaza Artós, with the opposite symbol and under the slogan “Spain does not burn,” which has gathered around 20 protesters.
The demonstration called in support of Pablo Hasel began around 7:00 p.m. in Letamendi Square, where 200 people have gathered at first, although the figure has risen to 450 after one hour, according to the Guard Urban.
Intervention of the Mossos
From Letamendi square, the protesters have gone down Aragó street to Urgell street with the aim of going up to Francesc Macià square, although an anti-riot device of the Mossos d’Esquadra has prevented the passage to the upper area of the city.
At this point, bottles have been thrown at the police line and barricades have been crossed, prompting the Mossos d’Esquadra to intervene to disperse the protesters.
A journalist has been injured in Villarroel street by the group of protesters throwing bottles, according to police sources.
In the Plaza Artós, in the upper area of the city, a rally was held under the slogan “Spain does not burn. No more burning containers, perroflautas ”, which has gathered around 20 people.
The Mossos d’Esquadra have identified 15 of the Artós protesters, and police sources have …
This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.