Spain’s parliament recently passed a controversial “gagging law” that aims to crack down on protesters. Demonstrators could be fined up to 600,000 euros just for forming “unauthorised demonstrations outside certain buildings.” Protesters, of course, have been demonstrating against this law, but now a unique form of protest has emerged in the pushback against the law.
A hologram rally.
No, those are not the ghosts from the Disney Haunted Mansion ride, that is a group of hologram people protesting outside the parliament building in a demonstration last night.
The effort was started by Hologramas por la libertad (translates out to “holograms for freedom”), which put out this mission statement:
To respond to this injustice and to show the future will have to face if this bill continues its course, we saw the need to carry out a different kind of protest that would allow our demands to become unstoppable: the first hologram protest in history.
You can check out footage from the hologram rally here, via Ruptly TV:
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