The Constitutional Court has declared the Citizen Security Law, also known as the «Gag Law», unconstitutional for violating fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. The legislation had been approved in 2015 by the Spanish Government and had generated controversy for its restrictions on the freedom of demonstration and the imposition of fines on those who participated in protests deemed illegal. The Constitutional Court’s ruling has been celebrated by various organizations and groups that defend civil and political rights.