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Photographing police could become illegal in Spain
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PHOTOGRAPHING or filming police carrying out their duties could soon be illegal.
In a move criticised by civil liberty groups, the government is to pass a law which would ban recording police if doing so endangers them or their work.
The ban would also prevent material being reproduced, for example on the internet.
It comes following widespread distribution of images showing ‘police brutality’ during anti-austerity marches over the last few months.
Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said a balance needed to be struck between citizens’ rights to protest and the need to uphold the integrity of the law.
But Angel Casana from Spanish daily El Mundo said: “If this proposal goes ahead, it is going to be impossible to know about events as they occur on the streets.”
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