Protest called to condemn homophobic attacks in Barcelona
Two gay couples were assaulted by a group of men on the beach and two further aggressions were reported over the weekend
A string of homophobic attacks in Barcelona over the last weekend led to public outcry and shows of support from institutions and society, with a protest called for next Saturday in front of the LGTBI center in the city.
The most brutal of the three agressions reported took place on Saturday on the city’s Somorrostro beach, where two gay couples were assaulted by a group of men who kicked and punched them, leaving one severly injured.
The city council admitted it had not witnessed an attack "of such violence" in a long time and expressed its "concerns," but at the same time reassured the members of the LGBT community that the incident was "sporadic."