Violent clashes on fifth night
Pablo Hasel was imprisoned over what he calls an issue of free speech, having been jailed over controversial lyrics and tweets.
Rioters in Spain have smashed shop windows and launched glass bottles at police in a fifth night of violence over the jailing of rapper Pablo Hasel. He was given nine months behind bars for insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising terrorist violence in his music and also on his Twitter account.
It comes after the musician was arrested by anti-riot police on Tuesday following a 24-hour stand-off in a university with dozens of supporters to avoid prison over what he calls an issue of free speech.
Footage shows shop windows being smashed and fires being lit across the Catalonian capital, with rioters also hurling rocks and bottles at riot police.
Rioters also broke into bank offices in the city, burned rubbish bins and looted from stores.
There was also violence in Lleida, where Hasel held his stand-off, and Tarragona, according to Catalonia’s regional police.