Boston police are investigating an attack that happened to three gay men after a group of people physically and verbally assaulted them right after they left the popular gay bar Jacque’s Cabaret around 12:15 a.m Saturday morning.
According to a statement from the men, “the group was shouting homophobic slurs while they punched and kicked one of the victims on the ground before putting him into a chokehold.”
The suspects ran off before police officers arrived. The Boston Police Department has confirmed they responded to the attack and are investigating.
“What we were always scared of happening to us as finally happened,” said one of the victims.
None of the victims wanted to be identified but they said they plan on filing hate crime charges.