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The pain of Samuel Muñiz’s father, murdered in Spain: “They took away the light that illuminated our life”

All of Spain continues to be shocked and the marches for the murder of Samuel Luiz Muñiz, 24-year-old who was brutally beaten to death while being yelled “fag” for being gay. The young Brazilian’s father dedicated a painful letter to him that he left at the place where he was attacked.

The place of the murder perpetrated this Saturday appeared full of flowers and messages of encouragement, and there Samuel’s father left his letter, Maxsoud Luiz, who thanked the city’s emergency services, according to the newspaper The vanguard.

“Hello, I am Samuel’s father, first of all I want to thank the 061 teams for their excellent work for all the effort made in terms of to the prompt attention of our son“he wrote on the paper that appeared on the street.

“They took us the only light that illuminated our life. We know that we are going to have a very long way to go. We will be supported by our family, friends and colleagues who will help us get out of this dark road“, the letter continues.

“Thank our wonderful city, A Coruña. Thanks from my heart. May God reward all the love you are giving us. A very strong hug to all and we hope that never happen again another day so black like the one we are living in, “he continued to thank the neighbors.

And he concluded: “No to violence“Among the folios taped to the street were several flowers that have been left by people who have visited the place as a sign of respect and mourning.

Samuel was buried this Sunday afternoon in the Pastoriza cemetery. According to research between seven and thirteen people killed him after a brutal beating at the exit of a bowling alley.

Although the police did not confirm a homophobic attack, the witnesses did point to it. The aggressors beat him to the cry of “fag”, as pointed out in the crime chronicles.

In dialogue with the newspaper La Voz de Galicia, Maxsoud Luiz asked for justice and that the aggressors are arrested.

“I would ask the families of those who killed my son how they would feel if they were in my place“said the man, totally devastated.

In addition, he said in the interview that the event began with a “damn” confusion and that the only thing his son did was try to mediate an argument.

Marches against hate

Murder dye hatred for sexual orientation It caused a strong commotion in Spain, where important demonstrations were held on Monday to denounce a “homophobic crime.”

Samuel was a nursing assistant. He was found unconscious near a nightclub in La Coruña, in northwestern Spain, after being subjected to a beating. He died on the morning of this Saturday, after being treated in a hospital.

Justice for Samuel. Homophobia and fascism are the same, “read the gigantic banner carried by the protesters, who began a march this Monday night in Spain at the famous Puerta del Sol in Madrid.

Thousands of people gathered with the Pride flag, summoned by numerous groups for the defense of LGTB + rights. They chanted slogans of “Justice”.

“They are not blows, they are murders”the crowd yelled. “Stop homophobia”, “All I care about is living” or “They are killing us” were other slogans on banners.

Since his death, his relatives have reported that it is a homophobic crime, which occurred shortly after Pride week in Spain.

Marches were also organized in other cities in the country, such as La Coruña, where several hundred people gathered, according to photos and videos posted on social networks.

On Monday, the Spanish Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, indicated that at the moment there were no detainees and that “no hypothesis is excluded, neither the hate crime nor any other “.

“I trust that the @police investigation will soon find the perpetrators of Samuel’s murder and clarify the facts. It was a savage and ruthless act. not a step back in rights and freedoms. Spain will not tolerate it“, the president of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, tweeted this Monday.

With AFP



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