The most massive demonstration to date in Barcelona in support of rapper Hasél, imprisoned five days ago, has had the participation of some 5,000 people and, as in previous calls, there have been altercations at the end.

The police forecast of altercations is such that the center of Barcelona is armored by anti-riot units and the Mossos d'Esquadra have mobilized their water cannon vehicle to disperse protesters.

The Guardia Urbana are supporting them.

For the moment, the highlight of this fifth night of incidents is the looting of shops, some of them of well-known brands, in the center of Barcelona.

Groups of hooded men and people with their faces covered have been breaking sideboards and then entering to take clothes, mainly, although they also broke windows in a tobacconist, in a jewelry store, in a bank, in a car dealership and in a store of mobile phone.

Several barricades have been set up and set on fire near this area to prevent police action.

Thus in one of the stores the looting lasted more than 20 minutes, which is why many opportunists joined.

They have also been painted on numerous facades of shops and buildings.

Another group has moved towards Via Laietana but the Mossos have cut off their path before they reached the National Police Headquarters, so there were moments of tension when they threw objects at the agents they had to charge.

Several people fled through the nearby streets and threw stones at the Headquarters on the back street as well as at the Palau de la Música building, breaking some glass.

Mossos de paisano have begun to make arrests while the population is advised not to approach the center.

The entire Paseo de Gràcia is taken over by the police while the protesters move around mounting barricades that are then burned.

They also threw a burning container against the door of the Barcelona Stock Exchange.

In Tarragona the protesters threw stones, bottles and eggs with paint against the Government Sub-delegation.

It seems that the disturbances in these protests do not diminish despite the fact that some groups of the pro-independence left asked that they be peaceful.

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