The Provincial Court of Lleida has acquitted the rapper Pablo Hasél and ten other people who were accused of public disorder and attack against agents of the authority, damages and injuries in the protest of March 2018 in front of the Government Sub-delegation in Lleida against the arrest in Germany of the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont.
The singer, who has been in prison since February 2021, when he was arrested to serve the sentence imposed by the National Court for glorifying terrorism and insulting the Crown, told the jury at the trial that there was a "clear intention to condemn him for who he was and not for what he did that day.
"There is a clear intention to accuse us for who we are, in my case it is that the prosecutor has constantly addressed me as Hasel and as far as I know I am accused as Pablo Rivadulla, not as Hasel," said the singer in the trial that it was held on November 23 and 24, 2022.
The Provincial Court has also acquitted the four defendants who at the beginning of the first session acknowledged the facts of the and accepted nine months in jail have also been acquitted.
The sentence, notified to the parties this Friday, considers it proven that the protesters managed to reduce the police security perimeter, causing the agents to retreat to the threshold of the entrance door of the Government Sub-delegation building, at which time some salvoes were launched by agents along with a new police charge dispersed the demonstration.
In the protest _according to the sentence_ the demonstrators broke the plastic embellishments of the police vans of the Mossos d'Esquadra body that were in front of the door, scratching and denting them, throwing coins, eggs, rice and, painting and breaking the fence of security of the access to the parking lot of the building and four agents were injured.