Author Topic: If You Cant Be There... Be Proxy! Protesters march on Spain Holographically!  (Read 2179 times)

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Virtual protest: Demonstrators challenge new law with holograms!

Thousands of people marched past a Spanish parliament building in Madrid over the weekend weekend to protest a new law that they say endangers civil liberties.

But none of them were actually there.

The demonstrators were taking part in what organizers described as the world's first hologram protest.

They used equipment to project the marchers' holographic forms in front of the Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the national parliament, for about an hour on Friday night.

But the ghostly demonstration was more than just a technological stunt. It also highlighted some of the constraints in the new Citizen Safety Law, which critics have dubbed "the Gag Law."
Law turns 'a right into an offense'
Under the new law, which is set to come into effect in July, protesters will run the risk of a range of punishments, depending on the circumstances. They include a possible fine of 30,000 euros ($31,800) for protesting in front of the Congress or other parliament buildings, according to the text of the law, which was published in March.