Monday, 23 June 2008

Juan José Corté, father of Mari Luz, leads anti-paedophile march in Madrid.

On Sunday 22nd June, around 1,000 people took part in an anti-paedophile march in Madrid. Juan José Cortés, father of Mari Luz, who was abducted and believed to have been murdered by a paedophile in January this year, led
the march.

Typically Spanish 23/06/08

Juan José Cortés was among those to lead the march in demand for more serious sentences against paedophiles.
Around 1000 people took part in the so-called ‘March Blanca’ on Saturday which took over the Puerta del Sol in Madrid on Saturday in demand for harsher penalties for paedophiles in Spain.

Organised by the ‘Protégeles – protect them’ group it was lead by Juan José Cortés, the father of Mari Luz Cortés, the Huelva five year old who is believed to have died at the hands of paedophile earlier this year.

The main banner read ‘Against sexual abuse, we ask for more serious measures and sentences’.

The children defender, Arturo Canalda, also took part in the protest which also so representation from many institutions such as the Madrid regional government and the Madrid Institute for the Family and Child."