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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Anti-feminist trials as example of the Spanish madness

The madness of "all is ETA", I mean, by which nearly anyone has been repressed one way or another in the last many years.

On March 8th 2008, International Women's Day, the then delegate of the government in Navarre, Vicente Ripa, after apparently much legal insecurity and doubts, decided in the last minute to forbid a feminist demonstration in Pamplona, called by more than 40 associations. The pretext was given by Spanish court that decided that, as feminist claims such as the right to abortion are not shared by all Spanish political parties, feminism is partisan and hence the demo could be forbidden.

The demonstration was then met by the force of the Spanish police at its arrival to Gazteluko Plaza, and protesters reacted mostly (some just run away) with nonviolent resistence, putting up with the "democratic" beatings.

Now 15 women are facing trial for misdeamanors, being asked to pay fines between 300 and 600 euros each. For that reason a demonstration has been called for tomorrow at the historical Basque capital.

Source: Gara.

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