A new Spanish “gag law” will make things more dangerous for people and easier for the government to impose more austerity measures, says Clara Valverde, writer and anti-austerity activist. But people will still take to streets, she adds.
The Spanish government passed the Citizen Safety Law that limits the rights of the public to demonstrate. The controversial ‘gagging’ law should come into force on July 1. Last weekend activists from the “Hologramas para la Libertad” movementstaged a protest against the law. The entire rally was virtual – with holograms of protesters projected outside the Parliament building in Madrid.
RT: What’s your take on this new gagging law? Does it serve to bring more safety to the country?