Neo-Nazi gang arrested for attack
29 November 2004, MADRID-Spanish police have arrested 19 neo-Nazis for attacking a man for being "dirty".
29 November 2004
MADRID-Spanish police have arrested 19 neo-Nazis for attacking a man for being "dirty".
The 30-year-old victim, who is black, was beaten-up in Madrid on Friday.
He has had to have surgery for his injuries.
He had a broken jaw and serious cuts to his lips and bruises all over his body.
It was not clear if he had been attacked because of the colour of his skin or the way he dressed.
Twelve of those arrested were teenagers under 18, police sources said.
Among the gang were also four girls.
Many were wearing neo-Nazi insignia.
Some were found with military-style knives and sprays.
A magistrate ordered all members of the gang to be held in custody.
The police operation comes amid rising concern about racism in Spain following the racist chants made towards black England players at a friendly match with Spain on 17 November.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news