New Spain law sets big fines for disseminating police images

Freelance cameraman Juan Ramon Robles captured riveting video of riot police inside the station beating people who said they had nothing to do with the protests.

Robles won prizes for the footage of a bloodied young man and stunned commuter train passengers, and the images from the Atocha station went viral in Spain and around the world.

Today, he fears, such images might never be seen because of a new public security law that went into effect this week.

“This law is saying ordinary citizens have the right to record images only when the government authorizes it,”