Hundreds of anti-fascist protesters marched through Madrid on Wednesday evening in memory of Carlos Palomino, a 16-year-old left-wing activist who was killed by a neo-Nazi former soldier in 2007.
«Carlos, like all of us, believed in a world where property is not a right, but a theft. Where life is above the interests of the market, where those guilty of sin [are] pointed out and persecuted, not rewarded with great luxury and privileges,» declared Elena Ortega, a protester and mother of 'Alfon,' an imprisoned anti-fascist activist.
The protesters, most seen wearing masks, lit flares and marched with banners, and chanted slogans expressing their opposition to fascism. Several people, including the mother of the murdered young man, placed flowers at the metro station in Legazpi where the crime took place.
Palomino was stabbed to death on November 11, 2007, at the Legazpi metro station in Madrid by Josue Estebanez who was reportedly on his way to a far-right protest.
Josue Estebanez de la Hija was sentenced to 26 years in prison for aggravated homicide of ideological discrimination.