Residents and supporters of Arnel Leonor gave him a hero’s burial on April 29, 2012. Leonor was killed during the violent demolition of homes in Silverio Compound last April 23. He was only 19 years old.
“As Leonor is laid to rest today, we call for justice for the victims of the brutality of this state. We promise no let up in this fight. The Filipino masses shall soon be able to end this oppressive government and its anti-poor and fascist policies,” Gloria Arellano, secretary general of Kadamay, said.
Residents vowed that they would not stop fighting until justice is served not just for Leonor but for all the victims of demolition in their community.