Sunday, September 19, 2021

Outrage in Spain over a neo-Nazi demonstration in the gay district of Chueca in Madrid

A demonstration by neo-Nazi and neo-fascist groups in Madrid’s gay district of Chueca has caused great concern in Spain as homophobic and racist chanting is heard.

Some of the chants heard coming from the neo-Nazi marchers reportedly included, “Out with queers from our neighborhoods”, "Stop Gay Agenda", and, “Here are the fascists”, along with a selection of racist chants, with videos of the march that were posted on social networks creating huge outrage.

Chueca is famous as being Madrid’s meeting point for the LGTB collective and main focal area for LGBT Pride celebrations, along with other associations, centres, and shops  that support similar themes.

About the causes of this type of xenophobic speeches and acts, all analysts agree that they are proliferated because the far-right party Vox and some allies from Popular Party, with a parliamentary presence in Spain and Madrid, are encouraging this hate speech and giving coverage to the most intolerant and extremist individuals.

Human Rights activists were warning that attacks on queer people increased in Spain in recent times, but some of the scenes seen in Madrid did look like old Nazi parades in Germany. What else has to happen in Spain for the institutions and people to put an end to this shame?

Never again!!!

1 comment:

  1. Let us not forget that among all the neutral nations having a land border with Nazi Germany and its allies in World War 2, Spain was the only one who opened its door to any Jewish refugee who was able to escape over the Pyrenees Mountains
    Over 40,000 Jewish men, woman, and children would have been transported to the death camps of Auschwitz by the Vichy French collaborators if it wasn't for Spain's defiance of the Nazis. Switzerland, Turkey, Ireland, and Finland offered no such help. Sweden did help some Jewish refugees, most notably 8,000 Danish Jews who were ferried across to safety, but cannot match Spain's record. Say what you wish about Spanish Facisim, when it comes down to it, no nation had an open door policy to save lives like Spain did.