A woman from Tarragona will be questioned in court for hanging a banner on her own balcony which read: “Police, go home". The woman took a photo of the façade of her building showing banner and posted it on social networks with the message "A thousand eyes are watching you, we will not let you hurt us".
She has posted a message on Twitter in which she explains: "On Wednesday April 11 at 10:00 a.m. I have to appear in Court Number 2. The police have reported me for a hate crime after hanging this banner and tweeting about it. I guess I’m lucky I don’t know how to rap” (1). Messages of support for her have also appeared on the web, encouraging people to accompany her to court.
Dimecres 11/04 a les 10h he d'anar a declarar al jutjat número 2. La @policia m'acusa d'un delicte d'odi per penjar aquesta pancarta i twittejar-ho. Per sort no sé rapejar. @TarragonaCdr @omnium @ANCTarragona @AmnistiaCAT pic.twitter.com/ch1bbYTNF3— Olga Ricomà🎗️ (@RicomaOlga) 9 d’abril de 2018
(1) Translator’s note:
A number of hip-hop artists have recently been convicted in Spain for lyrics and/or Twitter posts that were deemed to be offensive.