Spaniards protest proposed security law that would impose hefty fines for some demonstrations

January 25, 2015 1:45 PM

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Spaniards protest proposed security law that would impose hefty fines for some demonstrations

A demonstrator marches with his mouth covered and carries a placard that reads: "Censorship" during a protest against Spanish Citizens Security Law in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Protesters are marching in several Spanish cities to express their opposition to a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses such as demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations. The bill is heavily criticized by opposition parties and human rights groups as an attempt by the conservative government to gag protests over its handling of Spain's financial crisis. The law would allow fines of up to 600,000 euros ($745,000) for individuals demonstrating outside key buildings if they are deemed to breach the peace. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) (The Associated Press)

A demonstrator marches with his mouth covered that reads: "No to the Gagging Law" as riot police guard during a protest against Spanish Citizens Security Law in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Protesters are marching in several Spanish cities to express their opposition to a proposed law that ...

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