By Alex Glenn • 08 July 2021 • 16:17
Mother's shocking message to her gay son after the brutal death of Samuel in Spain Credit: Twitter
Mother’s shocking message to her gay son after the brutal death of Samuel in Spain.
Tensions are high after the recent death of Samuel in Spain’s A Coruña. One mother sent a shocking message to her gay son which shows her fear for him and for others. On Monday towns across Spain were filled with thousands of people protesting and asking for justice for young Samuel Luiz.
So far the police in Spain have arrested four people as alleged perpetrators of the horrific attack. According to some the crime is not being considered as a homophobic attack but Samuel’s friends said that he was beaten while his attackers shouted “faggot”. His friends certainly consider the attack to have been homophobic.
Samuel had his whole life to live and was working as a nursing assistant helping others. He had been out with his friend Lina and the pair had decided to make a video call to another friend Vanessa and this was when everything went wrong.
The reaction of the LGBTI community saw thousands of people take to the streets on Monday, July 5, to condemn discrimination and the shocking crime which took place at the weekend when Samuel was beaten to death.
Many people in the LGBTI community are now afraid and they have shown this in messages posted across social media networks. Families are also fearful for their loved ones.
One son took to Twitter to share a message that his mother had written to him via WhatsApp. It reveals the shock that many people are feeling at the moment, and their fear, as reported El Espanol.
“In Coruña they have killed a boy for being homosexual. Please, no kissing in the street, no holding hands, no nothing”, said the message from the young man’s mother.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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