Spanish aid volunteer abused online for hugging Senegalese migrant in Ceuta

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    Red Cross volunteer Luna Reyes has had to set her social media accounts to private after she received a torrent of abuse following footage of her tenderly consoling a Senegalese man who had just stepped foot in Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta going viral on social media. But as news spread of the abuse, the internet began fighting back, with messages hailing the humanity of the moment soon beginning to pour in, sending the hashtag #GraciasLuna trending in Spain

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    In This Story: Ceuta

    Ceuta is a Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa. Bordered by Morocco, it lies along the boundary between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

    It was part of the province of Cádiz until 14 March 1995. On that date, Statutes of Autonomy were passed for both Ceuta and Melilla.

    Ceuta, like Melilla and the Canary Islands, was classified as a free port before Spain joined the European Union. Its population consists of Christians, Muslims, and small minorities of Sephardic Jews and ethnic Sindhis from modern-day Pakistan.

    Spanish is the official language. Darija Arabic is also spoken by 40–50% of the population.

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    Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church. 

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