Spain to make demonstrations and protests illegal
13 April 2012 @ 13:54
On Wednesday, the Spanish interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz announced draconian new laws to tackle street protests and demonstrations.
According to the Telegraph:
Mr Diaz said "serious disturbances of public order and intent to organise violent demonstrations through means such as social networking" would carry the same penalty as involvement in a criminal organisation under the new reform.
But he also said that the measures would extend authorities powers to deal with passive resistance as contempt of court.
The measures will make it "an offence to breach authority using mass active or passive resistance against security forces and to include as a crime of assault any threatening or intimidating behaviour," he said in Congress.
I don't think it's any wonder that the PP has barely been in power since Franco's death and Spain's return to democracy. The Spanish simply don't trust them, and now you begin to understand why...