Two LGBT victims beaten in mid-March in Reagan Park in Gdańsk during the Homokomando sports exercises will file a complaint against the decision of the Gdańsk-Oliwa District Prosecutor’s Office to discontinue the investigation due to the failure to identify the perpetrators of the attack.
Attack on LGBT people in Gdańsk – We do not like this attitude of the state towards its citizens. At this point, I would like to remind you of the words of Paweł Adamowicz that guide me and my colleagues: “Everything for Gdańsk, but Gdańsk for everyone”. That is why the decision of the Gdańsk prosecutor’s office to discontinue the investigation raises our great opposition – said the president of Gdańsk Aleksandra Dulkiewicz at a press conference.
“The proceedings were discontinued prematurely”
Attorney Marcin Kochanowski representing the two aggrieved parties stated that the proceedings had been discontinued prematurely. In his opinion, the attack in broad daylight was organized and there were many witnesses to this event.
– There is another country in Europe where LGBT people cannot easily go to the park, run or do exercise – this is Chechnya. Perhaps this comparison is shocking and inappropriate, but it is true. Only in Poland and Chechnya it is so that a group of LGBT people may be attacked in a public place by a group of 30 bandits, unidentified perpetrators despite the actions of the police – said Jacek Jasionek, president of Tolerado, which provides legal assistance to the victims.
He believes that this is a safety issue not only for LGBT people but also for other citizens.
– Because if a group of bandits can attack a group of citizens, right now LGBT people, exercising in the park, why in a moment other, strangers, someone defined as an enemy, cannot be attacked either. In May, Manchester United fans were attacked in Gdańsk and the perpetrators were caught within 24 hours. So I would ask the police to use the same operational techniques, to work just as hard for ordinary people and citizens, appealed the head of Tolerado.
The originator of Homokomando, Linus Lewandowski, assessed that “the LGBT community in Poland is a victim of systemic violence.” “This write-off is one example where the state gives up its primary function of defending its inhabitants,” he added.
Attack on LGBT people in Gdańsk
As reported in the media, the robbery took place on March 17, before 19. in Reagan Park in Gdańsk Przymorze. About 10 people, including a woman and an 8-year-old child, participated in the training of the Homokomando Tri-City sports group. At one point, a group of people shouting offensive slogans ran up to the participants. Two men who tried to talk to the attackers were beaten. The victims of the robbery were hospitalized.
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