The Puerta del Sol has once again congregated this Saturday hundreds of people against homophobic attacks. Despite the fact that the attack by eight hooded men in the Malasaka neighborhood on a gay boy was false, the LGTBI activists have once again concentrated on the ‘zero kilometer’ of the capital.
The call has been carried out by COGAM (Collective of lesbians, gays, transsexuals and bisexuals). In turn, dozens of LGTBI groups have joined the protest. At first, the objective was to denounce the brutal homophobic aggression of Malasaña. However, in the end it has become a show of condemnation of other cases that are real. The motto of the main banner has been: “Against aggressions to live without fear.”
Thus, although the 20-year-old from Madrid confessed that the attack had been invented, that has not demobilized the activists. They underline that there are still attacks against LGTBI people day after day. In this way, they have chanted slogans to politically using hate crimes and charge against political leaders, especially Vox and PP.
A team of OKDIARY He has traveled to the demonstration in the Madrid square. «We maintain the concentration of this Saturday because they keep attacking us, the escalation of violence against LGTBI + people makes us live in fear “, the organizers have highlighted.
Representatives of We can, like Isa Serra, Carolina Alonso, Ángela Rodríguez or Alejandra Jacinto; of the PSOE like Hana Jalloul, Puri Causapié, Zaida Cantera or Ramón Silva; from Más Madrid as Íñigo Errejón or Mónica García; and of unions like Pepe Álvarez they have not wanted to miss the call.
Ayuso and Abascal
Again the Popular Party and Vox have been the subject of very harsh chants. In reference to the president of the Community of Madrid, the following has been sung: “Ayuso, fascist, you are on our list.” Santiago Abascal has also been accused of being a “fascist” and even a “criminal.” In particular, these more serious expressions have emerged from the spokespersons of the Student Union and the collective Free and Combative.
During the rally, shouts such as “Samuel was killed for being a fag», Recalling the homophobic murder of the young Samuel Liz in La Coruña. They have also insisted on other expressions such as “here you have another shitty fag”, “judges and prosecutors are also guilty” or “We are not afraid and we are angry ».