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IN PHOTOS: Slovaks' outpouring of support for Pinoy expat

Vladimir Simicek, AFP

Posted at Jun 10 2018 06:15 PM

Thousands of Slovaks rallied in the capital Bratislava on Friday to pay tribute to a murdered Filipino expat Henry Acorda, who was beaten to death by a young man during a street altercation.

Acorda, a 36-year-old Filipino living in Slovakia, was assaulted in the heart of the capital on May 26 by 28-year-old Juraj H., whose surname has been withheld pending trial.

Five days later, Acorda died in hospital from injuries he sustained in the attack.

Around 3,000 protesters, mostly in their 20s, turned out for the memorial rally that began with a violinist playing a mournful tune.

A man holds a heart-shaped balloon as thousands of Slovaks rally in Bratislava, Slovakia on June 8, 2018 to pay tribute to murdered Filipino expat Henry Acorda. Vladimir Simicek, AFP

Thousands of Slovaks pay tribute to Henry Acorda, a 36-year-old Filipino living in Slovakia who was beaten to death by a young man believed to be a neo-Nazi. Vladimir Simicek, AFP

Women place flowers at a makeshift memorial as thousands of Slovaks rally in Bratislava, Slovakia to pay tribute to murdered Filipino expat Henry Acorda. Vladimir Simicek, AFP

Flowers and candles are placed at a makeshift memorial to pay tribute to murdered Filipino expat Henry Acorda. Vladimir Simicek, AFP

People stand at a makeshift memorial to pay tribute to murdered Filipino expat Henry Acorda. Vladimir Simicek, AFP

People place flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial as thousands of Slovaks rally in Bratislava, Slovakia to pay tribute to murdered Filipino expat Henry Acorda. Vladimir Simicek, AFP