A GOVERNMENT representative in Alicante has reversed a decision to fine a woman €800 for photographing a police car parked in a disabled space.
The incident took place on August 13, when a woman in Alicante snapped the photo and uploaded it to Facebook with a strongly worded caption.
The police officers who parked the car were pursuing a vandalism suspect at the time and claimed to have used the disabled space out of necessity.
They reportedly perceived the offending photograph as a violation of Spain’s controversial new Citizen Security Law, commonly called the gag law, and consequently fined the woman €800.
The decision to scrap the fine comes in the wake of widespread outrage about the gag law, which many believe infringes on citizens’ freedom of speech and assembly.