Case opened over the the Burning of a Cross in La Coruña

Country: Spain

Date of incident: June 1, 2023

On June 1st, the provincial prosecutor's office of La Coruña opened a case over the burning of a cross in La Toleira of Neda, following a complaint by the organisation of Christian Lawyers. The lawyers' organization indicates that BNG (Galician nationalist party) members were responsible for the incident. They are being charged with possible hate crimes, offending religious feelings, offending historical heritage and illegal demonstrations. The Prosecutor's Office is asking the police to identify those involved in the reported act and the person(s) responsible for the fire.

Ana Antón, a lawyer with the Spanish Christian Lawyers Foundation, welcomed the Prosecutor's Office's decision to investigate the case. She commented: "This act demonstrates the hatred that some far-left parties have against Catholics. Such acts cannot go unpunished. And faced with the passivity of the institutions, Christian lawyers will go all the way to defend Christian symbols."

Source: IFN 

Symbolic illustration by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash.