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Anti-Gay Violence On The Rise In Hungary

Jim Burroway

June 27th, 2008

Pink News is reporting that a gay bar in Budapest was fire-bombed last night after its address appeared on a hate group’s website. It’s unclear how heavily the bar, called Action, was damaged.

Gay rights groups have voiced concerns about extreme right-wing violence. They accuse a hate group using a website called kuruc.info for last night’s bombing. The website, a Hungarian site hosted in the United States, is known for posting addresses, phone numbers and other personal information about gay activists. Yesterday, the site post an address list of all the gay bars in Budapest, with Action being the first on the list.

Budapest’s chief of police is anticipating violence during this year’s Pride celebrations slated for July 5th. Last year, gangs of ultranationalists, skinheads and fascists attacked Pride cellebrants. Pride organizers criticised police for failing to take appropriate action during last year’s events.