Audio – Openly Gay ABC News Reporter Miguel Marquez Attacked in Bahrain Riots

“Hey! I’m a journalist here!” he yelled. ” I’m going! I’m going! I’m going! I’m going! … I’m hit,” he said. “I just got beat rather badly by a gang of thugs. I’m now in a marketplace near our hotel where people are cowering in buildings.” He paused. “I mean, these people are not screwing around. They’re going to clear that square, tonight, ahead of any protest, on Friday. The government clearly does not want this to get any bigger.”

Openly gay ABC News reporter Miguel Marquezgot caught up in and was beaten while covering the Egypt-inspired protests in Bahrain.  While Miguels sexuality had nothing to do with this incident it should be noted that Bahrain is extremely intolerant to homosexuals and just last week 127 gay men were arrested  at a “depraved and decadent” party

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