LThe Spanish government on Tuesday strongly condemned the violent assault in broad daylight on Sunday of a young homosexual in central Madrid, an attack for which the police are still looking for the eight masked perpetrators.
The incident occurred just two months after the murder in a beating of another young gay man in the north of the country, an attack suspected of being homophobic and which had scandalized Spain. At around 5 p.m. on Sunday, the 20-year-old victim was attacked by eight masked people in the lobby of his apartment building, located in the very fashionable district of Malasaña, a police spokeswoman told AFP. .
The attackers, who hurled homophobic slurs at her, slashed her lip with a penknife which they also used to write “maricon” on her buttocks, the Spanish equivalent of “queer”, she detailed .