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Last night.

Barcelona, Spain.

The sixth night of rioting over the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasél.

Several protesters broke windows at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palau de la Música Catalana and also attempted to storm the city’s Stock Exchange.

Hasél, whose real name is Pablo Rivadulla, has been in prison since  last Tuesday after he was found guilty of ‘glorifying’ the now-defunct Basque terrorist group Eta and ‘slandering’ the  Spanish royal family, the police and the court system in a series of tweets.

Barcelona sees sixth night of violent protests over jailed rapper (Sky)



Sky News reports:

Catalans are taking part in a general strike called after a police crackdown during Sunday’s controversial independence referendum.

In Barcelona, metro stations were closed, main roads were blocked by pickets and civil servants walked out.

Tens of thousands took to the streets in protest to Spain’s response to the vote, which was deemed illegal by Madrid.

Mass walkout in Catalonia after police violence during independence referendum (Sky News)

Pic/Video: Javier Pascual


Donal Quinn writes:

I know you dont normally do this but myself and some other Irish expats in Barcelona are looking to rebuild the Irish community here – it was hit hard by the crisis – and we were hoping you could give us a plug.

We’ve setup Irish In Barcelona. Its a simple email signup and we promise never to send more than four emails a year. We could do something more sophisticated but we hope that by keeping it low impact we will get a broad range of people signing up.

The newsletters will contain info about every Irish related event on in the city – business, social, sporting, cultural – the lot. It’s been up just over a week now and we have a slow but steady rate of signups. If you know anyone interested then please spread the word!

Irish In Barcelona

(Image: Qlik Dev Group)


This morning.

Donal Quinn writes:

Defiant Currach in Barcelona harbour warming up for @CurachRegataBCN [Since 2009 Iomramh has organised the Mediterranean Currach Regatta in the Port of Barcelona, a celebration of Irish tradition and culture on Mediterranean waters].



The regatta begins…

Via Med Currach Regatta


Not a Broadsheet.ie reader so.

John Terry’s sending off last night.

Brain-dead Terry Pays Penalty For Moment Of Madness (Steven Howard, The Sun)

Chelsea Deserved To Reach The Champions League Final More Than Barcelona, insists Roberto Di Matteo (Telegraph)

Meanwhile, that Fernando Torres goal. Sublime play or bad keeping. YOU decide.:


How The Sun saw it: