Jesus was forsaken by the crowds He ministered to and healed.
They chose Barabbas over Him.
Sadly it is still the same today, when people are sick or someone has lost their job or someone is dying, people flock to Jesus,
However when it comes time to choose between holiness and sinful pleasure, between separation to God and popularity/family and friends, they cry “Give us Barabbas”
The Chief Priests chose Barabbas i.e.: Their religious positions.
Mark 15:9-11 Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews? asked Pilate, knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.