Judicial Investigation Police on Wednesday released a video of two men suspected of killing Gerardo Cruz Barquero, the 22-year-old man who in October became famous for posting a video to his Facebook page of himself confronting a man who had been trying to film up a woman’s skirt with a smartphone camera.
Mourners gathered Friday evening and Saturday morning to pay their last respects to Gerardo Cruz, the 22-year-old Costa Rican man who became a national hero for his stance against street harassment of women.
Gerardo Cruz, the 22-year-old Costa Rican man who stood up to a sex aggressor harassing a woman on the street, finally opened his eyes while lying in a hospital bed more than three weeks after he was stabbed, local media reported this week.
More than 100 people marched in the Costa Rican capital San José on Sunday to protest against sexual harassment in public places, or street harassment. They also marched in solidarity with the family of Gerardo Cruz, who was stabbed shortly after publicly denouncing a perpetrator of street harassment.
“Hang in there Gerardo,” “Stop Macho Violence,” and “Thank you Gerardo!” are some of the messages posted on a wall outside Calderón Guardia Hospital in support of Gerardo Cruz Barquero. The 22-year-old Cruz was brutally stabbed Wednesday night just days after a video of him confronting another man trying to take video up a female pedestrian's skirt went viral.