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Homophobic attack in Barcelona: 'I'll make you heterosexual with a beating'

Friend posts video to denounce aggression on day of Pride address

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28 June 2019 07:30 PM

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ACN|Barcelona

On Friday, a video posted on social media showed a homophobic incident at a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona on Thursday night, with one young man verbally abusing another for the way he is dressed: "I'll make you heterosexual with a beating," the man threatens.

The victim's friends posted the video to condemn it: "Today my friend suffered an attack at a McDonald's in Barcelona because of the ‘feminine’ way he was dressed. It's ironic that this should happen the same day as the Pride address," said the accompanying message.

Barcelona mayor Ada Colau condemned the attack on social media: "Barcelona is a city that is proudly diverse and we defend everyone's gender and sexual freedoms," she tweeted, encouraging people to turn out for the Pride celebration planned for Saturday in Barcelona.

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  • Screenshot of video posted on Twitter of homophobic aggression at a Barcelona McDonalds on June 27, 2019

  • Screenshot of video posted on Twitter of homophobic aggression at a Barcelona McDonalds on June 27, 2019

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