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Spain to make demonstrations and protests illegal
13 April 2012 @ 15:54

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...

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Elviriadreamer said:
13 April 2012 @ 19:23

Interesting...would you mind if I add your page as a link so people can see this to a non-profit campaign group based in the UK? THANKS

Trapped in Spain said:
13 April 2012 @ 21:49

I predict serious trouble ahead and fear where it will all end. Meanwhile the banksters get richer and politicians continue to be in a bubble insulated from the suffering of the real world.

Spanish Business News said:
14 April 2012 @ 10:01

Hi Elviriadreamer, please, go ahead.

Patrick said:
01 May 2012 @ 01:45

Hi Trapped in Spain, you very neatly sum up the crisis in one sentence. The banksters rule the world, aided and abetted by overpaid, incompetent and sometimes corrupt politicians. The greatest transfer of wealth in the history of economics is taking place. Just watch "Inside Job", the Oscar Award winning documentary narrated by Matt Damon. It shows how the bankster crooks who caused the 2008 Crash not only profited hugely (tens of billions), they still wield power behind the scene through their manipulation of politicians and legislation. They have infiltrated the political system at the highest level in Washington such that every piece of legislation meant to curb their power gets quashed. The elite have operated like this for centuries. The next financial crash, likely to hit in 2013 and 2014 (after the political cycle of elections is out of the way), will be even greater thanks to the alliance of inept politicians and greedy elite banksters. Also, Harry Dent's book "The Great Crash Ahead" outlines a very scary scenario.

Currently 8 European countries have entered a double-dip Recession, thanks to the austerity being imposed on citizens across Europe. We are likely to see an economic Depression that will far exceed that of the 1930's, caused by the unrestrained growth in credit of the past few decades. This is now evidenced by the trillions of bad debt, both public and private, from unrepayable credit card debt to bust soverign nations. Further mass unemployment and civil unrest is very likely in the years ahead, unfortunately.

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