German LGBT Rights Activist Hospitalized With Head Injuries After Attack In Serbia

It’s sad that people resort to violence when they don’t agree with something. That’s probably why I avoid talking about most things.

A 27-year-old German participating in an LGBT rights conference in the Serbian capital Belgrade is in critical condition following a beating on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the attack. The victim, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized with a serious head injury.

It is not immediately clear whether the attackers were motivated by anti-LGBT violence or xenophobia. A Serbian LGBT rights activist told the AP that the attackers shouted, “We don’t want foreigners in Belgrade!” while beating him with an ashtray.

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