A woman in Spain has received a €600 fine after posting online an image showing a Nissan Qashqai police car parked in a disabled space.
A woman in Spain has received a €600 ($734) fine after posting online an image showing a Nissan Qashqai police car parked in a disabled space.
On July 1, the Citizens Security Law came into effect in Spain and it forbids "the unauthorized use of images of police officers that might jeopardize their or their family's safety or that of protected facilities or police operations." It's also known as the "gag law" but it's no joke as a woman received a €600 fine because she took this picture and posted on social media.
It shows a second generation Nissan Qashqai police car in a disabled parking space, but the local authorities say the crossover wasn't illegally parked as the officers were responding to an act of vandalism that required "immediate response" and in this case they are allowed to park anywhere.
According to spokesman Fernando Portillo working for the local police, the woman was fined because the officers considered their "honor had been attacked."