The Spanish government took away the peoples' right to protest. So holograms took to the streets to demonstrate instead.

Back in March, the Spanish parliament passed a controversial security law that restricts the Spanish peoples' right to protest and also takes away their freedom of the press. The law was passed due to an increasing amount of citizen uprisings having to do with the 2008 financial crisis.

The "gag law," formally titled the Citizens' Security Law, allows law enforcement agencies to fine people up to 600,000 euros for participating in unauthorized protests, demonstrations, or insulting or taking pictures of police officers. This hefty sum is equivalent to over 641,000 American dollars.

Citizens' Security has received backlash from the people of Spain, human rights organizations like Greenpeace and Amnesty International, and the United Nations, which are concerned about the amount of power it gives police.

The law won't take effect until July 1, but a group of activists took precautions anyway. Organizers of Madrid's "We are Not a Crime," sent holograms of themselves to the parliament building to revolt in their place, giving birth to the world's very first hologram protest.

This demonstration shows that the voice of the people can never be silenced.

With all of the police brutality in America and across the globe, holograms are a great way to stay active and safely fight back against injustice and the police state. Those in power can no longer beat us into submission with their batons and fists because we will make noise from a distance. 

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