A teenager in Bilbao has been assaulted by neo-Nazis on his way home. The neo-Nazis carved a swastika into his arm and the number 88, used by far-right groups as a code for “Heil Hitler”, the letter ‘h’ being the eighth letter of the alphabet. The thugs then viciously beat the teenager.
The local political party’s spokesman said: “We are facing a serious incident which has caused alarm among neighbours. We are witnessing an increase in activity from a far-right cell which has been spreading hate and fear in the area.” Local police have questioned a man identified by the victim.