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Spaniards urge final push against ‘gag law’

Netizens argue passage of bill would increase police power and infringe on citizens’ rights.

Activists in Spain are calling on their fellow citizens to take part in a demonstration on November 1st in renewed protests against what they call a “gag law”.

The controversial Protection of Public Safety act, proposed in 2013, is now making its way through Spain’s parliament. Opponents say the bill infringes on the right to protest. They also argue that it gives more power to the police force.

Using the hashtag #StopLeyMordaza (Stop The Gag Law), Spaniards took to Twitter to denounce the act. Activist groups 15M, No Somos Delito, and others are encouraging people online to join the planned rally in Madrid