Local Nerja resident Justo Márquez, aged 50 years, is planning to walk from Málaga to Gibraltar with a cross on his back to demand an end to the current conflict.
Márquez will begin his journey on August 29th and expects to complete the 140 kilometre trek in about a week. Once at the Rock he intends to spend 24 hours fasting and in prayer in front of the fence separating Spain and Gibraltar, asking God to end the conflict.
The cross being carried by Justo Márquez measures three metres in length, is two metres wide, made of wood and weighs around ten kilos.
During his journey to the Rock, he will also be carrying a sign reading ‘No more hunger, no more war, peace in the world’. This is not the first such journey undertaken by this Nerja resident.