I HATE Hate Crimes

photo by Joseph Robertson at flickr.com

photo by Joseph Robertson

I am horrified! I just learned that Tuesday night a 23 year old gay boy was almost beaten to death by 5 men. And this did not happen in some American hinterland but in the heart of the gay Kiez in Schoeneberg here in Berlin, in the same street where I go to work to every day. The victim was standing in front of a gay bar at Kleiststrasse with a friend when they were approached by 5 Eastern European men who immediately started to attack them. The friend managed to get away to run for help, but the 23 year old had no chance and was kicked and beaten in the face allthough he was already unconsciously lying on the floor. He is still in life-threatening condition. This is a very sad event. I have never been harassed or threatened in my life and I’m really greatful for that. But this happening so close by really makes me anxious.

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Frank is the founder and editor-in-chief of iHeartBerlin. He takes photos, makes videos, and writes texts mostly about what's going on in Berlin. His vision and interests have shaped iHeartBerlin since its conception back in 2007 - and he hopes to continue bringing you the best of Berlin for many years to come.