local time August 16th novel coronavirus pneumonia was held in Madrid, Spain. They shouted “freedom” to protest against the Spanish government’s two days ago to take measures to tackle the new crown pneumonia epidemic. The specific measures included banning the dance hall and prohibiting smoking in public places. According to AFP on the 16th, the protestors gathered in the Columbus square in the center of Madrid, clapping and shouting protest slogans under a huge Spanish flag. In addition, the protestors carried homemade placards with slogans such as “the virus does not exist”, “masks kill” and “we are not afraid”. AFP pointed out that participants in the protest included conspiracy theorists, liberals and people against vaccination. < p > < p > at the beginning of May, the Spanish government required citizens to wear masks when taking public transport. As the epidemic continues, the government has passed laws to further require all people to wear masks in public. Still, the protestors at the rally refused to wear masks. Pilar Martin, a 58 year old housewife from the northeastern city of Zaragoza, told the media that she came to the rally because she believed that governments around the world were exaggerating the number of infections and limiting people’s freedom. “The government forced us to use masks and wanted us to be kept at home. Obviously, they have been using the outbreak as a cover to deceive us. It’s all lies. < / P > < p > during the rally, many of the protestors mentioned a well edited documentary called “planemic”. Several social media platforms, such as youtube and Facebook, have deleted the film because it contains rumors that “wearing masks can cause harm to people” or that vaccines have “killed millions of people.”. Novel coronavirus pneumonia has increased sharply since the Spanish lifted the three month quarantine ban in June 21st. As of 16 days, the number of confirmed cases has reached 358843 cases, and more than 28600 people have died,
Broadcasting British Corporation (BBC) 16 reported daily.