First Hologram Protest in History Held Against Spain’s Gag Law

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    NO SOMOS DELITO via Europa Press

Spanish citizens held the first hologram protest in history in order to protest without violating the new draconian guidelines of the National Security Act, the new amendments to the Penal Code and the Anti-terror law.

According to the recently approved “triad gag“, the citizens of Spain cannot protest against the Congress or hold meetings in public spaces, plus they have to ask permission from the authorities whenever they wish to protest publicly.

“If you are a person you can not express yourself freely, you can only do that here if you become a hologram,” says a woman in the video released by the movement “Hologramas para la Libertad.”

On the movement’s website citizens were invited to participate by writing a text message, leaving a recorded voice message, or converting themselves into a hologram by recording a video via webcam.

Today’s historic protest took place outside of the Spanish Parliament.

Under the new Citizen Safety Law or Ley Mordaza (Gag Law) as human rights defenders have renamed it, public protests, freedoms of speech and the press and documenting police abuses will become crimes punishable by heavy fines and/or jail.

Read more at Revolution News

Categories: Europe


7 replies

  1. Hi storyartist , good topic
    This all looks so familiar, the extraordinary draconian laws to face the extraordinary nations.
    The threats are the people!
    Spain needs a new law to arrest the violating images 🙂

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    • How nice to see you, old friend. Your point is well taken. As we all know, Spain, like our beloved Egypt, has experienced the pain of Islamic extremist attacks on its own people. But these kinds of laws are an overreaction–a cure as bad as the original disease.

      Fada, my friend, we can not defeat terrorism by supporting terrorism. There are many ways to terrorize and murder innocent people. But the goal is always the same: to silence those who speak for the powerless.

      Benjamin Franklin, a great leader and thinker of our American Revolution, once said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

      What he meant, simply, is that people who are willing to surrender their freedom for security don’t deserve either.

      The people who founded the United States of America were wealthy, well educated men who risked their very lives in opposing the most powerful king on Earth for the sake of an important new idea: that Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are basic human rights that no power on Earth has the legitimate right to deny to any individual.

      I know all too well that we Americans haven’t lived up to our ideal as a nation, but those of us who understand the importance of this idea continue to strive for its realization each and every day. We’re making Progress. 🙂

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      • I should’ve told you about my tricky humour 🙂
        It’s my weapon to avoid lawsuits because of my bashing column in Arab magazine. I can call polititions and religious symbols that they are donkeys and religion is opium of muslem without violating laws

        I meant that draconian laws made to protect the people against terror threats by hunting the anti-State threats … the same people 🙂

        But I am glad that I nudged you to talk because I count on you in getting good information about US History

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        • Sure, I understand how things are. Good to hear from you. How is your sweet mother?

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          • Mother stays for some time with me because cold weather is bad for her lungs. She is not used to relax for long time so she is watching Discovery tv and reading sometimes on computer.
            I brought her this topic and she says Hi to you and to storyartist ( this remarkable lady told me the History of the Prince or king Ludwig like in your nickname)

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  2. Thank you so much, storyartist, for this post. This is the kind of news story that makes any news venue stand out from the rest. Finding and promoting these kinds of stories, that would be otherwise neglected by the mainstream media, is a new and important kind of journalism.

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  3. The Occupy movement was a global wake up call for the powers that be, as was the Arab Spring. The Old Guard had presumed the idea of “people power” to be passe’, an historical curiosity, something that no longer represented a threat to their status quo. But history will record how the internet and global social media changed all of that in a very powerful and real way that world leaders had not anticipated. It frankly scared the hell out of them. Now, what we see in news like this that comes in every day from every corner of the globe, from Cairo, from Damascus, from Washington, D.C., from Istanbul, from Gaza, from Hong Kong and Moscow, is the terrified reactions of those whose power has lain traditionally in their ability to control public opinion.

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