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Spain’s Top Court Rules That Lockdown Was Unconstitutional .. After lawsuit filed by right-wing Vox party.
Summit News ^ | 14 July, 2021 | Paul Joseph Watson

Posted on 07/15/2021 6:36:51 AM PDT by george76

Spain’s top court has ruled that the country’s national COVID-19 lockdown was unconstitutional following a lawsuit filed by the populist Vox party.

“While leaving intact most of the state of emergency’s terms, the court said that the key articles ordering the population off the streets except for shorts trips for shopping and unavoidable commutes for work and other official business were unconstitutional,” reports the Associated Press.

“According to TVE, the ruling said that the limitations on movement violated citizens´ basic rights and therefore the state of emergency was insufficient to give them constitutional backing. The six magistrates said that a state of exception, which does allow the government to suspend basic rights, would have been necessary.”

During the first six weeks of the lockdown, stay at home measures were so strict that Spaniards weren’t even allowed to go outside to exercise or walk their dogs.

In one case, police were called after a neighbor spotted two brothers playing soccer in their own back yard.

As we previously highlighted, Spain’s lockdown laws were so draconian that at one point authorities briefly told citizens that wearing masks while swimming in the sea was mandatory.

For many months during hot weather, wearing masks in every outdoor setting, even on beaches, was compulsory.

People were also issued fines of €2,000 euros for “disrespecting” a police officer during lockdown.

Numerous instances of police beating people for not wearing masks also emerged, while protesters at one point freed a woman from police arrest while cops were trying to handcuff her for not wearing a face covering.

Early on during the first lockdown, police helicopters fitted with loudspeakers were also used to aggressively order beachgoers to go home.

The Spanish government many now face multiple lawsuits as a result of the lockdown being declared unlawful.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Germany; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: covid; covid19; covid19lockdown; covidlockdown; covidlockdowns; lockdown; lockdowns; masks; spain; unconstitutional

1 posted on 07/15/2021 6:36:51 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Good. People in the US need to sue on the same grounds. Governments way exceeded their powers.

Spain is practically a left wing dictatorship (by parties, not by an individual) and it is great to see that a conservative party accused of being extreme, Vox, was the one that stood up and brought this before the courts.

2 posted on 07/15/2021 6:47:31 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Facemasks no longer obligatory outside in Spain as of 26th June..

3 posted on 07/15/2021 6:55:11 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

If you scratch a Spaniard you’ll find a Canadian.

4 posted on 07/15/2021 6:56:01 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
If you scratch a Spaniard you’ll find a Canadian.

It probably goes without saying that the residents of modern Spain are not the Spaniard Conquistidores who threw out the Moors and conquered half of the Western Hemisphere and beyond.

5 posted on 07/15/2021 7:39:53 AM PDT by fidelis (Defeatism and despair are like poison to men's souls. If you can't be positive, at least be quiet.)
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It's a compliment to Spanish child-rearing practices that Spaniards are reflexively polite and helpful towards foreigners. I've never had a bad experience traveling in Spain, but have many memories of being treated thoughtfully and with kindness.

On the other hand, they despise the guys from a village 5km away. It's like South Boston and Dorchester. Very parochial and insular.

6 posted on 07/15/2021 8:37:17 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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