Dutch men are holding hands in solidarity against anti-LGBTQ violence

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Dutch men are holding hands in an act of protest and solidarity after a gay couple was brutally beaten for holding hands in public. 

Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Verne were holding hands in Arnhem, Netherlands, when they were attacked by a group in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Vernes-Sewratan told Dutch broadcaster NOS that they don’t usually hold hands in public because they “don’t want to provoke people.”

“But we’d had a nice evening, it was late and we thought we were alone,” he said.

“Before I knew it I was on the ground fighting with three men on top of me,” Vernes-Sewratan continued. Read more…

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