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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Protesters held in Spain demos

Published 15/12/2013|05:16

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A Spanish man plays guitar as riot police search for protesters during a demonstration against the government in Madrid (AP)

At least seven protesters have been arrested near Spain's parliament and 23 were injured during a demonstration against draft legislation that aims to sets heavy fines for offences such as burning the national flag.

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About 4,000 demonstrators were stopped from surrounding parliament by a strong police presence late yesterday.

A regional government said the arrests were made after protesters damaged a police car.

The protest was organised to oppose the introduction of a bill that will set fines of up to 30,000 euro (£25,300) for offences such as burning the flag and insulting the state.

The measures, which were approved by the Cabinet but must be voted in by lawmakers, update a 1992 law and will also include fines of 1,000 euro (£840) for insulting or threatening police during demonstrations.


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