Six activists injured by “acid” attack in Moscow
According to Jessica Glass on pinknews.co.uk: Six LGBT activists have been injured during an alleged ‘acid’ attack in Moscow.
The activists had been attending the Fourth LGBTIQ+ Family Conference, a conference for LGBT+ people and academic specialists in the field.
The group of activists were leaving the conference when a man threw a liquid at the group and knocked several of them to the ground.
Police and medical staff attended the scene.
Although the substance has not been identified, initial reports believed it to be an acid of some kind.
Later reports claimed that the substance was similar to acetone, the highly flammable chemical used in some nail polish removers.
Activists and allies in Russia are now asking how the alleged attacker became aware of the existence and location of the conference.
Director of the Russian LGBT network Mikhail Tumasov told Gay Star News: “I believe there was a person – a spy – who pretended to be an LGBTI person to get the correct information about the event which was hidden from the public.”
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