Things are heating up in Budapest. And not in a good way.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the Magnum gay sauna was was attacked.
And the gay rights group Patent is worried that the police are not providing adequate protection to gay establishments and the LGBT Festival as promised earlier.
Four petrol bombs were thrown into the sauna. The perpetrators are said to have called the sauna before the attack, just as in the case of the gay bar that had been bombed last Friday, to check if there were people inside, a Patent spokesperson said..
Well, at least they were courteous enough to check in, right?
This is the second attack on a gay establishment in two weeks. A gay bar was bombed just last week, and police swore they’d be more vigilant in protecting the gays. Activists, however, doubt their commitment, and they’re especially worried because Budapest will host a queer film festival later this week.