A YOUNG gay couple was targeted in a homophobic attack during the feria in Almeria.
The couple was walking hand and hand near Almeria’s Colega (or LGBT) centre when they were verbally and physically attacked from behind.
One of the men suffered from a broken arm, collarbone and tooth in protecting his boyfriend, and required surgery upon arriving at the Hospital Torrecardenas.
Witnesses commented that the aggressors exhibited ‘neo-Nazi characteristics’.
The pair remained in the hospital following an observation period after the uninjured man suffered from a panic attack in response to the violent experience.
They have yet to submit a denuncia to the police, but the president of the LGBT centre Antonio Ferre assured the press that they would work with police to try to identify the attackers.