Gay MP attacked after Equality Parade

Poland's first openly gay MP was physically attacked following Saturday's Equality Parade in Warsaw, he has stated.

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“This was an unpleasant incident, and it shows that there is perhaps no sense in burying one’s head in the sand,” said Robert Biedron of the liberal Palikot’s Movement party, in an interview with TV channel Polsat News.

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“You cannot call bandits patriots, a tendency that one often hears from the lips of politicians,” he said.

Biedron said that the attack took place in a cafe in central Warsaw where the MP was relaxing with a group of friends following the march.

“An aggressive man insulted us, using homophobic statements. He began to choke one of my friends and punched him in the face. “When he recognized me he spat in my face, raised his fists and and kicked me in the stomach,” the MP said.

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