US Embassy in Warsaw condemns two recent attacks on LGBT+ people

Bix Aliu, the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the US Embassy, referring to two recent attacks on LGBT+ people in Poland, wrote on Twitter on Thursday that the US condemns all such attacks.

On Wednesday, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily reported an attack on LGBT+ people who were training in the Polish port city of Gdańsk. Two people who were beaten were taken to hospital.

According to the newspaper, a dozen or so people from the Homokomando sports group who were training outdoors in Ronald Reagan Park were assaulted by a group of a dozen or so attackers on Wednesday afternoon. There was a rainbow flag being flown at the site where the group was training.

Two of the men who were beaten were taken to hospital for observation. Police are still trying to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

Earlier this year, on February 17, the Centre for Monitoring Racist and Xenophobic Behaviour reported an incident in Warsaw's Mokotow district where an individual with a knife attacked a man who was walking down the street hand-in-hand with his partner. That attacker is still being sought.

Bix Aliu concluded his post on Twitter: "We all have the right to live without fear - no matter who we love."

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