Someone has to stop these people from the internet!
The image captured the raw humanity of the moment: a Red Cross volunteer tenderly consoling a Senegalese man moments after he stepped foot in Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta.
Hours after the footage went viral, however, Luna Reyes set her social media accounts to private after she was targeted by a torrent of abuse from supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party and others incensed by the unprecedented arrival of 8,000 migrants in Ceuta.
[#GraciasLuna]Somos una organización en la que hay muchas Lunas,que ayudan a diario a personas como las que llegan a Ceuta.O a Arguineguín.O a Canarias.O que están en tu barrio
En todo el mundo,#EnTodasPartes#Humanidad #Voluntariado #Independencia #Neutralidad
— Cruz Roja Española (@CruzRojaEsp) May 19, 2021
“They saw that my boyfriend was Black, they wouldn’t stop insulting me and saying horrible, racist things to me,” the 20-year-old, who has been volunteering with the Red Cross since March as part of her studies, told the Spanish television channel RTVE.
As news spread of the abuse, the internet began fighting back. Messages hailing the hug soon began pouring in, drowning out the insults and sending the hashtag #GraciasLuna trending in Spain.
That wasn’t the internet fighting back.
It was white women who love black dick meddling with the internet on their cellphones.
Emotiva imagen desde el drama de Ceuta. Una trabajadora de la Cruz Roja se abraza a un exhausto inmigrante pic.twitter.com/aH8JrKYush
— EL MUNDO (@elmundoes) May 18, 2021
The Spanish government also got involved, praising this woman who has sex with black men for hugging a different black man.
“We will not allow hatred to win,” Rita Maestre, a councillor for the city of Madrid, said on Twitter. “Those of us who see this embrace as a symbol of the best of our country outnumber the others.”
Reyes downplayed the gesture, describing the action of hugging someone in need as “the most normal thing in the world”. She hadn’t caught the man’s name but had seen he was battling exhaustion and had given him water.
“He was crying, I held out my hand and he hugged me,” she said. “He clung to me. That embrace was his lifeline.” Days after he arrived in Ceuta she hadn’t seen him again.
As she worried that he might have been among the 5,600 people sent back to Morocco, plaudits rolled in on Twitter from Spanish TV presenters, artists and the highest levels of government.
“#Gracias Luna for representing the best values of our society,” said Spain’s economy minister, Nadia Calviño. “Much more than a photo. A symbol of hope and solidarity,” remarked Spain’s labour minister, Yolanda Díaz.
The best values of Spanish society are sex with the blacks.
Anyway, it’s nice to see that the Spanish are fighting back online.
You never hear about anyone in the English speaking world getting troll stormed anymore, because there is just too much censorship for it to even be possible.
Of course, women in Spain are no doubt moving to make this information lockdown a reality there as well. A response to the information pandemic.
Seriously: our society treats information like it is a disease.