Jil Love Spain protesting against the new GAG LAW, on the the top of a fence in front of the Congress in December 14th 2013. Demonstrators marched through the center of Madrid, from Plaza de Neptuno and Cibeles to Congress in protest of the new anti-protest law. GAG LAW.
On July 12th Spanish government drafts strict anti-protest laws.
Opposition and activists criticize plan to introduce steep fines for activists who take part in unauthorized protests.
Spain’s ruling People’s party has drafted strict new laws against public protests, in a move denounced by the opposition as a blow to democracy.
The legislation, expected to be presented in a cabinet meeting on Friday, would introduce steep fines for activists who take part in unauthorized protests, publish images of police or interrupt public events.
Demonstrating near parliament without permission could result in a fine of up to €600,000, while insulting a police officer during a demonstration could cost up to €30,000.
MAKE GOOD USE OF YOUR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.
DON’T LET ANYBODY SILENCE YOU.
Second Anniversary of LOVE REVOLUTION September 25th 2014 in Gran Via of Madrid, Spain. People were part of the performance writing words and messages all over my tied up and duck taped body. Because not being free is like being dead alive, or just like a mummy. ♥
UPDATE: On 12/11/2014
Spain: Congress Passes Draconian “Gag Law”.Just one day after International Human Rights Day, the #LeyMordaza (Gag Law) has been approved in Spain which essentially legalizes human rights abuses. Under the new law, the production and distribution of images such as this one can get you a 30.000€ fine.