Spain: Violence flares back up at protests for jailed rapper
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protests have again turned violent in Barcelona as supporters of an imprisoned Spanish rap artist returned to the streets after a brief respite. Several thousand people marched peacefully in the city on Saturday before small packs spun off and smashed the windows of at least two bank offices and did other property damage. Police made at least 10 arrests, including of two people suspected of trying to set fire to a police van. There were also protests in other towns in Spain’s Catalonia region, where rapper Pablo Hasél was arrested on Feb. 16 and taken into custody to serve a nine-month prison sentence for glorifying domestic terrorist groups and insulting Spain’s monarch..