The Regional Government of Madrid illuminates the Gran Vía station entrance building in blue as a symbol of its rejection of intolerance and hatred
The Regional Government of Madrid has illuminated the recently renovated Gran Vía station entrance building in blue today, 22 July, for the European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Hate Crimes. This is the regional government’s way of joining the “La tolerancia apaga el odio” [“Tolerance will snuff out hatred”] initiative launched by the ‘Movement against Intolerance’.
This action is taking place on the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Norway attacks in Oslo and Utoya, and proposes the illumination of iconic places of high symbolic value. It is a gesture in remembrance of the victims of criminal intolerance and dignifies their memory. Alongside the Regional Government of Madrid, other Spanish cities will also illuminate a number of highly recognised buildings and monuments, such as the Alcantara Gate in Toledo, the Millennium Dome in Valladolid and the Plaza de España fountain in Seville.