Week commencing 15th February 2021

BBC online news reports that a Christian group was fined £10k under Covid regulations for meeting in a carpark. Police authorities stated that the site was not recognised as a place of worship and that the group had been previously warned to adhere to the rules for gathering for religious worship. The Pastor leading The Church on the Streets, Chez Weir, has said she will contest the fine.

El Pais reports that Jewish communities are calling for an inquiry into neo-fascist demonstrations that took place on Saturday (13th February) in Madrid. Videos of the march show anti-Semitic speeches, leading to a call from the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) for the hate crimes public prosecutor to investigate.