Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has condemned riots that began with demanding the release of rapper Pablo Hasel, who was jailed for his controversial tweets.
“Democracy protects freedom of speech, including the expression of the most awful, absurd thoughts, but democracy never ever protects violence,” Sanchez said in his statement.
"There is nothing to justify violence. Violence is not an attack on freedom but on democracy and the freedom of others. The government will be in the face of all kinds of violence and guarantee the safety of citizens," Sanchez said in his statement, promising to “widen and improve freedom of speech”.
Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande Marlaska said at a parliamentary commission that there would be "nothing justified" about the violent protests against rapper Hasel.