Criticism to the Spanish Citizen Safety Law

The Spanish opposition heavily criticizes the Citizen Safety Law. The bill was first introduced in November 2013 and it was immediately described as a tailor-made tool for the Popular Party to quell public displays of social unrest over the government’s handling of the economic crisis and rampant political corruption. The original draft included heavy fines for street protestors who carried signs “harmful to Spain or the regions,” and granted private security guards the right to help the police break up demonstrations.

Country: Spain

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: Citizen Safety Law, civil liberties, protests

Posted on Thursday 18 December 2014

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