violence

Budapest Police Respond to Pride Assault (And Let the Perps Walk)

Last night’s opening of the Budapest Gay Pride Festival was not without incident: Two teens described as neo-Nazis physically assaulted one attendee who was exiting the event, while a dozen or so “spent a long time shouting verbal insults and tried to break the rainbow flag off the cinema wall, but the police officers posted outside the cinema managed to prevent this.” As for the assault victim? “The riot police quickly appeared in large numbers. But they surrounded the victim and demanded that he identify himself while the perpetrators walked away from the scene.” [UKGN; photo from 2009]