December 4, 2020

Anti-fascist collectives demonstrate in memory of Carlos Palomino, killed by a neo-Nazi soldier 13 years ago



Hundreds of people have taken to the streets this November 11, as every year, to remember Carlos Palomino, murdered at the age of 16 by a neo-Nazi soldier at the Legazpi station of the Madrid Metro and turned into a symbol of the antifascist movement. Organized in columns to maintain safety distances on this anniversary marked by the coronavirus, the protesters have walked the Paseo de las Delicias from the Atocha roundabout with anti-fascist slogans.

Madrid antifascist collectives convene every year a rally in memory of the Vallecas student who received a fatal stab from a 23-year-old soldier, Josué Estebánez, who was on his way to a xenophobic demonstration of the National Democracy Youth authorized in Usera.

The military man was sentenced to 26 years in prison in 2009 for homicide with the aggravating factor of ideological discrimination, as the Provincial Court of Madrid understood that it identified the group of young people, among whom was Palomino, as a group of contrary ideology.

The demonstration has spread along the Paseo de las Delicias with banners with photographs of the young man and a banner that read: “Carlos lives, the fight continues.”

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