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.
— Confederación Pirata (@partidos_pirata) April 10, 2015
Today’s historic protest took place outside of the Spanish Parliament.
— Revolution News (@NewsRevo) April 10, 2015
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.
Hologram protest in Madrid against the Gag Law. “As we can’t protest as free citizens, we protest as free holograms.” pic.twitter.com/mjE9j4SBNe
— Giedre P. (@GiedreP) April 10, 2015
Image of some key points on the Ley Mordaza.