You just don't expect things like this to happen during Carnival, and yet yesterday in Rio two gay guys were brutally beaten by 5 men simply because they were kissing at the beach (and at the gay beach in front of Farme de Amoedo to make matters worse). In their attempt to escape from the 5 aggressors, the couple ran away, and returned 40 minutes later only to gather their belongings and press charges. As expected in Brazil, the police did nothing, and none of the aggressors was arrested. Considering the amount of gay tourists who travel to Rio for Carnival, something has to be done immediately. I will try my best to keep you updated on the case throughout the week. Click here for the full report in Portuguese, and pictures of 4 of the aggressors taken by people who witnessed the act of violence.
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