Gay man called "cancer faggot" in Amsterdam assault

A 22-year-old man was attacked in Amsterdam West on New Year's Day by a group of men. They called him a "cancer faggot" and left him injured and with two broken teeth.

The victim was on his way to his bike after celebrating New Year's Eve at a friend's house in West. It was around 6 a.m. and the bike was parked near to the club De School. "While I was busy with my bike's chain, I heard a group of people behind shouting at me," the victim told Het Parool through his uncle, "They insulted me for being a faggot and then beat me up."

During the attack he fell on the ground, which caused injuries on his hand and two broken front teeth. The man reported he barely saw the perpetrators. They left him lying in the street.

The victim denounced the assault and got in contact with Roze in Blauw, the National Police network which handles cases dealing with homophobia. Victor's uncle was the one who told the story to the media; he also posted a tweet directed at "the four gentlemen that beat up his nephew", seeking to confront them.

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