Gay man has homophobic slur carved into his buttocks during horrific attack by eight men in Madrid – two months after one other homosexual man was overwhelmed to dying in Spain
- Victim, 20, had ‘maricon’ – the Spanish equal of ‘fa***t’ – scored into his buttocks
- Eight masked assailants attacked the man outdoors his condominium block in Madrid
- Sunday’s attack comes two months after one other homosexual man was overwhelmed to dying
By Lauren Lewis For Mailonline and Afp
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A homosexual man had a homophobic slur carved into his buttocks during a horrific attack by eight masked assailants in Madrid on Sunday.
It comes two months after one other homosexual man was overwhelmed to dying in Spain in a suspected homophobic attack.
Sunday’s sufferer, 20, was attacked on the entrance to his condominium constructing in the Malasana district.
The assailants lower his decrease lip with a knife after which scored the phrase ‘maricón’ into his buttocks – the Spanish equal of ‘fa***t’.
The savage nature of the attack has shocked Spain, a rustic with a really open method to sexuality the place a latest YouGov survey confirmed 91 per cent of individuals could be supportive if a member of the family got here out as lesbian, homosexual or bisexual.
People march by way of Madrid with rainbow flags to have fun LGBTQIA+ satisfaction in July 2016
Police had been investigating the incident and amassing ‘as a lot proof as potential from safety cameras and witnesses’, the spokeswoman stated.
‘Police wish to arrest and establish these folks and make clear whether or not it was actually a homophobic attack or hate crime.’
The attack drew a pointy rebuke from the federal government of Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, with spokeswoman Isabel Rodriguez voicing ‘utmost condemnation’ of the violence after Tuesday’s weekly cupboard meeting.
Sanchez additionally referred to as an pressing meeting of the hate crimes committee for Friday.
‘Hate crimes require the strongest social and political reproach,’ she stated, pledging the federal government would use ‘each authorized instrument out there’ to fight such attitudes and ‘discourse that promotes hatred’.
Sanchez had tweeted his personal condemnation on Monday, saying there was ‘no place for hatred’ inside Spanish society and pledging to work for ‘an open and various nation, the place nobody is afraid to be who they’re’.
Rights teams instantly lashed out, calling a number of protests, one in every of which is able to happen on Wednesday night in Puerta del Sol sq., with a second, headlined ‘They’re killing us’, on the identical location on Saturday.
Activists say assaults on LGBTQ individuals are growing in Spain. They declare that official statistics seize solely a fraction of the issue as a result of many incidents usually are not reported (file photograph)
Activists say assaults on LGBTQ individuals are growing in Spain. They declare that official statistics seize solely a fraction of the issue as a result of many incidents usually are not reported.
The attack got here two months after Samuel Luiz, 24, was overwhelmed to dying close to a nightclub in the northern metropolis of Coruna in an attack mates of the victims claimed was motivated by homophobia.
The attack was denounced by Sanchez as ‘savage and cruel’ which introduced enormous crowds onto the streets in protest.
Police are investigating Sunday’s attack however haven’t but made any arrests.