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Gay teen in hospital after neo-Nazi attack in Madrid

Gay teen in hospital after neo-Nazi attack in Madrid

A gay teen was hospitalized after he and his boyfriend were attacked by Neo-Nazis in Madrid last Friday (12 December).

The pair, aged 17 and 23, were attacked by nine men and a woman all dressed in black Neo-Nazi attire including military-style boots.

The gay couple were sitting on a bench in front of the Temple of Debod with a friend, holding hands, when they were approached by the group at around 9pm.

They were asked whether they were ‘fags’ or ‘facists’.

The gang then brutally pushed and kicked the couple, with the 17-year-old admitted to hospital after being knocked unconscious and heavy bruising around the neck. The pair’s straight friend was not injured.

Santiago Rivero, a spokeperson for the Madrid LGBT Group Cogam, told the Spanish version of Huffington Post the pair do not wish to reveal their identity or speak to their media because they are ‘very afraid’.

It follows after dozens of people staged a ‘kiss-in’ at a Madrid Burger King restaurant after a security guard told a young gay couple to leave for kissing.