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Chileans remember gay youth’s tragic death

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The Santiago Times
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March 5, 2013

Family and friends of Daniel Zamudio gathered Saturday evening alongside LGBT activists and the public to remember the now-famous gay youth’s life and legacy. The candlelight vigil marked the one-year anniversary of Zamudio’s fatal attack when four assailants beat the gay teen for his sexual orientation on March 3, 2012, eventually causing his death later that month. Clutching rainbow flags, candles and images of Zamudio, the group of about 300 mourners walked together to Parque San Borja, the Santiago park where the hate crime occurred. At the memorial the LGBT rights organization, Movilh, announced plans to build a 538-square-foot tomb in Zamudio’s honor at the General Cemetery of Santiago.