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Vol. 72/No. 51      December 29, 2008

300 protest thug killing
of Ecuadoran in N.Y.
Militant/Seth Galinsky

BROOKLYN, New York—More than 300 people protested in the Bushwick neighborhood here December 14 against the killing of José Sucuzhañay, an Ecuadoran immigrant. He was severely beaten with a baseball bat in the early morning hours of December 7 as he walked home with his brother Romel. The four attackers shouted anti-immigrant and antigay epithets at the brothers, who had been walking home arm-in-arm. The rally, march, and vigil at the beating site were organized by more than a dozen Latino, gay rights, neighborhood, and small business groups and the NAACP. Earlier in the week another brother, Diego, told the press, “Today my brother is the victim, but tomorrow it could be your brother, your mother, your father.”


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