In Sitges, a group of young people started punching and kicking the victims, shouting "fagot«
La Sitges Local Police (Barcelona) has identified three minors suspected of a homophobic attack on End of Year that four people have denounced. The events occurred around six in the morning of January 1, when a group of young people entered the street shouting. Joan Tarrida, in the gay area of the municipality, and began to beat and punch the people who were outside the music bar Cutie. The victims were punched and kicked shouting "fagot«. The local police of this town appeared in the area and identified three minors among the alleged perpetrators of the attack.
In the video Recorded by a neighbor, you can see about eight boys and two girls heading down the street and, at the height of the entertainment venue, they come face to face with some people who were talking calmly. Some of the victims end up on the ground, while the attackers continue their action.
The victims, two gay couples, were treated in the Sant Camil Hospital Various injuries to the head, ear, and neck as a result of the blows received. After being examined by the doctors, the four were discharged and are now at their homes.
The local police continue to investigate the event to locate the rest of the still unidentified people who participated in the attacks. Municipal sources have assured that when the local police finish the investigations they will transfer the information to the Mossos d'Esquadra. For its part, the regional police, upon learning of the attack, informed, as per protocol, the hate and discrimination service of the prosecutor's office.
3 minors investigated for the #LocalPoliceSitges for presumpte delicte d'odi amb lesiones greus, amenaces i robatori amb violència, dels incidentes de la matinada de cap d'any. The citizen aid and the denunciation of 4 victims are essential to collect data. #stoplgtbiphobia pic.twitter.com/3dhpBGDjQB
— SITGES POLICE (@policiaSitges) -
This Thursday, the Mayor of Sitges, Aurora Carbonell, has met with three victims of the attack (the fourth is traveling) and those responsible for the local police to assess the facts, as reported by the association Colors of Sitges Link. The consistory has announced that it intends to appear as an accusation in the judicial process that is opened in the courts to investigate what happened. From the outset, the alleged crimes of injury and hate and discrimination could be attributed to them.
In a statement, the city council condemns the attack and stresses that Sitges is a populationwho wants to have zero tolerance for these LGTBIQ+phobic behaviors«. Likewise, he reiterates his commitment to the fight against "any type of discrimination or attack» to that group and expresses «their will to end these behaviors«.