Spain Sees Nationwide Protests In 24 Year Old’s Murder By Anti-Gay Mob, Prime Minister Vows Justice [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports:

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of towns and cities across Spain to demand justice, equality and protection after a gay man was beaten to death in what police believe could have been a homophobic attack. Samuel Luiz, a 24-year-old nursing assistant, was out with friends in the Galician city of A Coruña in the early hours of Saturday when an argument started outside a nightclub.

His friends told El Mundo that Luiz had stepped out of the club to make a video call when two passersby accused him of trying to film them on his phone. Luiz explained he was talking to a friend by video, but he was allegedly attacked by one of the passersby and left with a badly bruised face. Five minutes later, the assailant allegedly returned with 12 others who beat Luiz unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he died later on Saturday morning.

Read the full article. In the first tweet below, Spain’s prime minister offers condolences and vows to bring the assailants to justice.