Spain’s Justice Minister, Enrique Lopez, has ordered prosecutors to open an investigation into possible antisemitic hate crimes following a rally in central Madrid on 13th February.
Several hundred supporters of the far-right, wearing fascist insignia and displaying flags from the Franco era, took part in the rally to honour Spanish soldiers who fought alongside the Nazis in World War II.
Video footage seen on Twitter showed speeches that contained antisemitic slurs and expressed support for Nazi ideology. It also showed supporters singing a fascist anthem and raising their hands in a Nazi salute.
The investigation follows complaints from human-rights groups.