A police officer believes that the device was scarce and they could "have gotten out of there lynched"
LLEIDA, Nov. 23 (EUROPA PRESS) -
Two of the five mossos who have testified as witnesses in the trial of 11 people -among them the rapper Pablo Rivadulla, known as Hasel- for alleged public disorder in the protest against the arrest in Germany of the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont have declared that Hasel did not cause aggression although he did incite the participants.
They said it this Wednesday at the Provincial Court of Lleida, on the first of the two days of holding the trial for the protest of March 25, 2018 and for which the 11 defendants are accused of alleged crimes of public disorder, attack against law enforcement officers and injuries.
"He did not attack anyone, Pablo Rivadulla was one of the instigators, he said 'We have to go in' and 'Shitty Nazis', said a sergeant of the Mossos d'Esquadra, and another of the agents assured that the singer was located in the second or third row.
The third police officer to testify, responding to a question from the Prosecutor's Office, has reaffirmed that, from where he was, he did not see that the rapper was "in the first row" of the concentration.
The five mossos have agreed in their statements of the trial that they were few in view of the number of protesters, one of them has assured that it was "disproportionate" since, according to him, there were some 3,000 people and, at first, the uniformed agents they were 18.
"We agents could have gotten out of there lynched," said one of them, and said that a situation like that had never been seen in Lleida, in which the Mossos fired salvoes to disperse the protesters.
"I saw objects hitting police vehicles and many people hitting the officers, kicking under the shields, to the point that the officers were forced to move back," another police officer said.
In the first session of the trial, four of the eleven defendants have acknowledged the facts and have accepted a sentence of nine months in prison and a fine of 1,350 euros, and the Prosecutor's Office and the State Attorney's Office have agreed to apply the mitigating factors of late confession and fact recognition.
For them, initially the Prosecutor's Office requested five years and three months in prison and a fine of 5,400 euros, the same one that it requests for six other defendants who will testify this Thursday, on the second day of the trial.
For Hasel, who also testifies this Thursday, the Prosecutor's Office requests five years and nine months in prison, six months more than the rest for alleged recidivism in the crime of attack on authority.