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Spain Enacts Orwellian Laws
« on: July 20, 2015, 11:08:09 AM »
On June 1, Spain passed a law enacting fines of up to US$33,000 for peaceful protest and filming of police. Critics of what they are calling “the gag law” say it is a step back into dictatorship.

According to the New York Times, citizens under the new law can be fined the equivalent of almost US$700 for “insulting” an officer, and over US$33,000 for recording and disseminating images of law enforcement — which are most important and effective during instances of police brutality and abuse of power.

Peaceful protesters could face fines of up to US$664,000 for participating in an unauthorized protest outside government buildings.

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