Seven years of the Gag Law in Spain. Cartoon of 02/01/2022 in CTXT.
Well, we have already embraced 2022. This is the seventh year of Organic Law 4/2015, passed on 30 March, on the protection of citizen security and popularly known as gag law which came into force on 1 July 2015 under the government of Mariano Rajoy
Since then, thousands of miles of letters have been written about the firm and repeated electoral promises of its immediate and urgent repeal, as always now reconverted into a cosmetic and reform cosmetic and no rush.
It seems like only yesterday
– “It is a return to the police state.”
-Its aim is to punish dissidents, those who protest.
-It empowers the police to exercise exorbitant powers of inspection, detention, investigation, repression and punishment, by criminalising certain behaviours”.
The rest of the story I suppose, and hope, you will remember. Protest actions followed, and even though various collectives continue to recall it at their eventsThe mobilisations were gradually subsiding and/or softening while the right-wing and various police, or whatever, did the same thing, paraded to defend it