Hundreds protest against 'repressive' gag law in Spain

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Hundreds took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to oppose a so-called 'gag law' that places strict regulations on public protests and strikes. Demonstrators holding placards reading “Stop repression” called for revising the gag law, as well as for the resignation of Madrid's Government Delegate of Spain Cristina Cifuentes.

The Citizen Security Law introduced in December permits fines of up to €600,000 for serious violations during rallies, such as protesting outside parliament buildings or strategic installations. It also prohibits the photographing or filming of police officers, with those prosecuted potentially facing fines of up to €30,000.