In April this year protesters in Madrid held a hologram protest across from the Spanish parliament, the first ever such protest, as media outlets were quick to point out, skilfully choreographed and hastily projected in front of the congress gates. Specters were – for once quite literally – haunting the sterile streets, voicing the grievances of those citizens prevented from being there. The protest was a response to the Citizen Safety Law, dubbed the “gag law”, which criminalises protests that “interfere with public infrastructure”. Under the new law, which was passed by the governing “Popular Party” last December, protestors will be liable to fines of up to hundreds of thousands of euros for marching in front of congress, blocking a road or occupying a square