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Wed Sep 26, 2018, 05:04 PM

Gay activist Zak Kostopoulos lynched to death in Greece

The violent death of a well known gay activist in the Greek capital of Athens has shocked the local LGBT+ community, who are now demanding justice for 33-year-old Zak Kostopoulos.

The circumstances of Kostopoulos’ death, who was born in the US but grew up in Greece, on the afternoon of September 22 are still under investigation, but edited camera footage released online and shown on television purportedly shows the man being lynched by a mob.

In the video, Kostopoulos is seen trapped inside a jewellery shop on Gladstonos Street, near the central Omonia Square. The man was holding a fire extinguisher attempting to break out of the shop’s front door as a crowd begins gathering outside—including the shop’s owner.

Failing to break free, Kostopoulos then tried to get out from the shop window, which required him to get down on his hands and knees. As he crawled through the broken glass, the shop owner and another man appear to kick him repeatedly, with a final kick to the head sending Kostopoulos lying on the pavement.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 05:10 PM

1. What action do you suggest?

I feel helpless and need advise on direct action to oppose violence. If you haven't noticed, some of US don't discriminate based on religion or sexual orientation.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 05:33 PM

2. Please cross-post this in the martyrs' thread

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Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:06 AM

3. How horrible!

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