Spanish citizens hold world’s first hologram protest against the government gag order
Spanish government has enforced a new law called “triad gag” under which the citizens of Spain cannot protest against the Congress or hold meetings in public spaces. Additionally they have to ask permission from the authorities if they want to hold any peaceful protest.
What do the Spanish citizens do about this horrendous gag law. They decide to protest via holograms just circumventing the “triad gag” legislation.
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.
A video released to make the Spanish citizens aware of the movement called “Hologramas para la Libertad” states that “If you are a person you can not express yourself freely, you can only do that here if you become a hologram.”
The organisers of movement invited citizens by writing a text message, leaving a recorded voice message, or converting themselves into a hologram by recording a video via webcam.
The hologram protest was very successful, here are some tweets from the Spanish citizens:
#10AHologramasLibres From 3 different continents #PiratesAgainstGags #PiratasContraLasMordazas @Nosomosdelito pic.twitter.com/zldBy50QLZ
— Confederación Pirata (@partidos_pirata) April 10, 2015
Miles de hologramas de todo el mundo 'protestan' contra #LeyesMordaza https://t.co/VV85gBom2k pic.twitter.com/b89Opsjthy #10AHologramaslibres
— Isabel Galvín (@isabelgalvin) April 10, 2015
Seguimos expresando el rechazo del pueblo a las #LeyesMordaza de 1001 maneras. Gracias IU #10AHologramasLibres pic.twitter.com/341frcdfT5
— NoSomosDelito (@Nosomosdelito) April 10, 2015
And here is a video of the hologram protest
Under the new Citizen Safety Law called Ley Mordaza (Gag Law) by the citizen activists and human rights defenders, public protests, freedoms of speech and the press and documenting police abuses will become crimes punishable by heavy fines and/or jail. It remains to be seen whether the hologram protests will move the Spanish government into dismantling the draconian law.