Lisbon, Portugal – Anti-racism protests have continued in Portugal a day after tons of of demonstrators gathered within the capital, Lisbon, to demand justice for a Black Portuguese man who was murdered per week in the past.
Bruno Cande Marques, a 39-year-old actor and father of three youngsters, was shot 4 occasions at point-blank vary on a busy road within the Moscavide space of Lisbon on July 25 and died immediately.
A suspect, a white man in his 70s, was arrested on the scene.
Carrying placards studying, “No justice, no peace” and “Racism is colonial heritage”, demonstrators together with members of Bruno Cande’s household on Friday staged a rally exterior Lisbon’s Nationwide Theatre, the place a big banner of the murdered man was hanging from.
Related protests had been held on Saturday within the cities of Porto and Braga, with protesters and anti-racism campaigners saying the killing was motivated by racial hatred.
Earlier within the week, native media quoted witnesses as saying that the alleged assassin had used racist slurs and threatened Cande Marques days earlier than the homicide, in addition to on the identical day. Throughout their earlier confrontation, a witness stated the suspect had instructed Cande Marques, “I’ve weapons at residence from the colonies, and I’ll kill you.”
Police haven’t confirmed what the motive was behind the assault, however native media quoted commissioner Luis Santos, of Portugal’s Public Safety Company, as saying on Sunday that, “Not one of the witnesses we questioned on the scene talked about racist…