Moscow Gay Nightclub Attacked by Two Armed Men
A famed Moscow gay club was the scene of anti-gay violence Saturday when two armed men entered the premises and opened fire around 5:00 AM Moscow time. There were no injuries Spectrum Human Rights reports.
According to numerous reports, the perpetrators attempted to enter popular Moscow gay club "Central Station" in the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 16. When guards refused to allow them into the club, the men opened fire. According to Russian news agency, LifeNews, two bullets damaged the front door, but there were no injuries inside the club.
The suspects were tracked on surveillance cameras and the video is possession of LifeNews in order to assist local police.
The nightclub’s management claims the men came to the club that night with one purpose - to shoot the club’s visitors.
This is not the first attack on the gay club, the management has repeatedly appealed to local police and the Central Administrative District.
Russian language aggregate news source Queer Russia reports -
"Besides brute force attacks there are other provocations by ill-wishers. For example, on October 21, 2013 at the entrance to the club a huge banner "GAY CLUB ENTERANCE " was placed. Later, a megaphone appeared near the club, broadcasting Boris Moiseyev’s song "Blue Moon" (Golubaya Luna) round the clock.
The "Central Station" administration believes that the real estate development company which owns the building where the club is located might be involved in the incidents, Lifenews reports."