I wonder if large numbers of Catholics will stage a massive disruptive demonstration during the Atheist annual, ‘You are all full of crap parade’ they hold in Oslo at the peak of the summer solstice.
Actually wait the Muslims do actually do something kinda like that.
Published: 27 Mar 2013 11:26 GMT+01:00 | Print version
Updated: 27 Mar 2013 11:26 GMT+01:00
A group of atheists from Madrid are looking at throwing a spanner in the works of the capital’s Easter celebrations by staging their own march on Thursday despite an official ban on the event.
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Madrid’s Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (AMAL) is considering defying a local government ban by marching through the streets of central Madrid on Thursday, or Jueves Santo (Holy Thursday) as the day is known in Spain.
The group says this is not an atheist march but rather a demonstration against the economic privileges enjoyed by Spain’s Catholic Church.
According to AMAL, they are protesting about a situation where the country´s Catholic Church continues to be subsidized to the tune of €11 billion a year despite massive cuts in education and health.
But Madrid’s local government has banned the demonstration on security grounds, Spanish news agency EFE reported on Wednesday.
Madrid local MP Cristina Cifuentes said recently that the atheist march couldn’t go ahead because it could cause “public disorder”.
The politician also argued that AMAL’s request to be allowed to hold a demonstration had arrived too late.