police_fineMOST people wait hours, if not days, to get any response from the police over burglary, robbery or assault.

But a pair of Alicante policemen were apparently in such a hurry to respond to a petty vandalism complaint that they left their vehicle parked in a disabled space.

To make matters worse, when exposed on Facebook they used a draconian new law to make the photographer pay a fine of, no less, than €800.

This is a clear violation of free speech, and we can only expect more of the same under the controversial new gag law.

While supposedly passed to tackle dangerous and unregulated protest, it is starting to look like a backward step towards a reactionary police state of days gone by.

Caitlin Quinn

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