About 300 neo-Nazis marched through Madrid to pay tribute to the Blue Division, the Spanish volunteers who fought alongside the Nazis in World War II.
Neo-Nazi groups from all over Spain meet in Madrid each year to carry out this act, which coincides with the anniversary of the 1943 Battle of Krasny Bor.
Participants made the Nazi salute and sang fascist songs.
A woman, identified as neo-Nazi Isabel Medina Peralta, addressed the event dressed in a blue shirt and was recorded saying: “It is our supreme obligation to fight for Spain, to fight for Europe, now weak and liquidated by the enemy. The enemy will always be the same, although with different masks: the Jew. […] The Jew is the culprit and the Blue Division fought it.”
Also addressing the attendees was Ignacio Menéndez, a lawyer for the far-right extremist Carlos García Juliá, the co-author of the 1977 Atocha massacre, who has been recently released from prison.
Menéndez asked attendees not to comply with measures against COVID-19: “You need to violate the curfew, that you meet with your family and friends, that you be more than six like we are here today; and that you embrace each other, and that you sing and that you live joyfully. Because fascism is joy.”