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Spanish prosecutors launch probe into 200-strong anti-LGBT 'Nazi' march

Spanish prosecutors launch probe into 200-strong anti-LGBT 'Nazi' march

Spanish prosecutors have introduced an investigation into allegations of potential hate crimes at a march over the weekend that noticed round 200 folks collect in Madrid, shouting homophobic slurs and displaying Nazi symbols.

The 2-hour occasion, which passed off within the gay-friendly Chueca neighborhood of Madrid on September 18, concerned a big group carrying flares and far-right indicators, shouting homophobic and racist slurs, and displaying symbols linked with extremist right-wing teams in Spain.

The march was surrounded by riot police and Nationwide Cops. The group is believed to have secured permission to carry the occasion by telling officers it might be a protest about sustainable improvement, in line with native studies.

The Madrid prosecutor’s workplace didn’t present a timeline for its investigation, however it has already requested studies from police and authorities officers within the space on the matter.

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero derided the protesters, describing their actions as “homophobic and racist” and demanding that these behind it are held accountable for his or her actions.

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Alongside her condemnation, Montero highlighted the federal government’s work to swiftly introduce a regulation defending the rights of LGBT+ people, stating that they “should not alone.”

The federal government has beforehand pledged to create a specialised group within the Inside Ministry and police to sort out rising hate crimes.

The issue of homophobia and hate crimes in Spain has been within the highlight since a person was brutally overwhelmed to demise in Galicia again in July, allegedly over his sexual orientation. 4 folks have been arrested in reference to the killing. There have been greater than 100 homophobic assaults in Spain this 12 months, in line with the LGBT+ rights group Madrid Observatory.

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