In Madrid, the environmental movement fights against criminalisation

Throughout history, protesting and civil disobedience have proven themselves crucial to the defense of basic human rights.

Given the increasing severity of the climate and ecosocial crisis, in recent years several collectives have emerged to adopt more direct forms of protest, including non-violent civil disobedience actions, such as Extinction Rebellion (XR), Scientist Rebellion (SR) and Futuro Vegetal (FV).

But as their fight gained momentum, repression of these movements through police, administrative and judicial mechanisms from the part of the state also grew.

In this report from Madrid @elsaltotv interviewed several activists about their experiences, lessons learned, claims and fears in the face of a system that increasingly monitors and punishes them.


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