Thousands of people have gathered at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid to condemn LGTBIphobia and the crime of Samuel Luiz
Samuel’s crime, which his friends and witnesses have described as homophobic, has unleashed a wave of indignation and protests at the violence suffered by LGTBI people in Spain from school
A young man with the LGBTI flag and a black crepe for the crime of the young man from Coruña Samuel Luiz on Friday night.
One of the protesters waves an LGTBI flag.
A young protest against LGTBIphobia in Puerta del Sol. In Madrid, according to data from the Observatory against LGTBIphobia, 259 discriminatory acts have been recorded so far this year.
The general director of Sexual Diversity and LGTBI Rights, Boti García Rodrigo, the spokesperson for United We Can in the Madrid Assembly, Carolina Alonso, and Juan Carlos Monedero, among the political leaders who approached the concentration.
The exporter of Podemos in the Madrid Assembly Isa Serra also attended the concentration in Sol.
The protest, convened simultaneously in more than a hundred towns throughout Spain, cut off several streets in the Madrid capital starting at 9 p.m., when some of the attendees marched from Sol
Thousands of people cut off San Bernardo Street, where the Ministry of Justice is located.
During the protest, some attendees carried signs with the phrases “homophobia kills”, “they killed Samuel with the shout of a fag” or “what they call you while they kill you matters”
Thousands of protesters moved from Puerta del Sol to the Ministry of Justice, where they staged a sit-in, cutting off traffic as they passed through Gran Vía and Calle San Bernardo
Hundreds of people held a sit-in in the streets of Madrid to make visible the violence suffered by the LGTBI collective. According to a macro-survey by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights, only 16% of victims report it.
Two young men hug in front of a police van in front of the Ministry of Justice.