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Mame Mbaye

Activism

We’re running out of time to abolish Spain’s oppressive ‘Gag’ Law

8 June 2020

One hot summer night in 2015, protestors gathered outside Congress, quietly sitting cross-legged on the pavement with blue gags tied around their mouths and with their hands behind their backs. Their timing was key, protesting until the clock struck midnight on Wednesday 1 July – the moment their actions would suddenly become unlawful.

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Lavapiés: forever beaten but never defeated

17 July 2018

Despite their straitened circumstances, the citizens of Lavapiés are a fiercely proud tribe. Throughout history, when pushed too far, they have risen up in bloody clashes with the authorities, and here’s why.

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