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December 20, 2014
December 20, 2014

Spain: what is now illegal with Ley Mordaza (Gag Law)

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Source: Diagonal Periodico  Category: Antifascism
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Spain: what is now illegal with Ley Mordaza (Gag Law)

The Civil Protection Act, which came to be known as Gag Law (Ley Mordaza), was approved by the Congress last Thursday 11/12/2014 -only with the votes of the Popular Party. It is due to come into effect and it gives ridiculous powers to the police, plus fines of up to half a million for protesting, plus internet censorship, etc

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There are calls for demonstrations against the gag law throughout Spain:

Alcoi: 18h, plaza de España
Almeria: 12h plaza de la Leche
Aranda de Duero: 18h plaza Mayor
Barcelona: 12h. plaza Universitat
Bilbao: 12h plaza Circular
Burgos: 20h, plaza del Cid
Cadiz: 12h plaza de Palillero
Castellón: 18h plaza Santa Clara
Ciudad Real: 20h, Delegación del Gobierno (plaza de Cervantes)
El Vendrell: 20h plaza Vella
Formentera: 12h Delegación del Gobierno
Fuerteventura: 12h Delegación de Gobierno
Granada: 12h. Fuente de las Batallas
Jerez: 12h Plaza Arenal
León: 18h, Botines
Logroño: 19h Delegación de Gobierno.
Madrid: 12h plaza de Opera
Murcia: 19h glorieta de España
Palma de Mallorca: lunes 22 18h Delegación de Gobierno
Salamanca: 13h plaza Mayor
Santander: Delegación del Gobierno 12h.
Sevilla: 12h (lugar por confirmar)
Torrelavega: 12h Ayuntamiento
Uvieu: 19h plaza La Escandalera
Valencia: 18h Delegación de Gobierno, c/Colón, 60
Villena: 12h, plaza de Santiago
Vitoria: 18h, plaza Correos

hashtags: #NoALaLeyMordaza, #fueraleymordaza, #20DFueraMordazas

VIDEO explaining the gag law which, among others, gives ridiculous powers to the police and violates the right to demonstrate in Spain:


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  1. hidalgo 2015/07/14 at 13:56

    What are the Spain’s doing doing about this?

    • Konstantia Nikopoulou 2015/07/30 at 16:28

      There have been quite some protests last year, before it was approved by the Parliament on December. After the law was ratified and entered in force, protesters occupied Plaza del Sol in Madrid in June 2015, where the Indignados movement started. They lasted 17 days and were evicted last week, but the occupation was not massive. Serious doubts have been raised in Europe on freedom of speech and protest under the Gag Law but it seems not to bother the Spanish Government.

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