Singer and 18 others arrested and accused of glorifying violent separatism

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SPANISH police have arrested 19 people, including the lead vocalist of a rap rock band, on suspicion of praising and encouraging attacks by three radical groups, including ETA.
“Nineteen people have been arrested so far,” a source close to the investigation told the Agence France-Presse news agency, adding that a total of 23 people were targeted by police in the operation.
One of those arrested was Cesar Montana Lehmann, leader of Madrid-based band Def Con Dos, who goes by the stage name Cesar Strawberry, the source said.
The groups they allegedly supported were the armed Basque separatist group ETA, the Catalan separatists Terra Lliure and the far-left October First Anti-Fascist Resistance Group (Grapo).
Earlier on Tuesday the interior ministry said in a statement that 16 people had been arrested as part of the operation for “glorifying terrorism,” mainly in the northern Basque Country.


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