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Thursday, 24th April 2014

Spain: The Right to Protest Under Threat

Source: Amnesty International

From Press Release:

Since the economic and financial crisis hit Spain, the loss of jobs, austerity measures and the perceived lack of transparency in decision-making, have led thousands of people to take to the streets.

In 2012, there were nearly 15,000 demonstrations throughout Spain, amounting to around 40 per day. In 2013, there were 4,500 demonstrations in Madrid alone: an increase of 1,000 from the year before.

As the government itself has recognised, demonstrators committed violence in less than one per cent of the rallies...

The police routinely use excessive force to disperse peaceful demonstrations with protestors beaten, arrested, detained, prosecuted and fined.

While police may sometimes have to use force in order to maintain public order and safety and prevent crime, they must comply with the state’s obligations under international law to ensure freedom of assembly.

However, police in Spain have used excessive force with impunity.

Amnesty has documented the excessive use of force by police, including the use of batons and rubber bullets resulting in unwarranted injuries.

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