• The attack directly targeted an LGBT themed night at the Super Super club in Zagreb. (Facebook)Source: Facebook
“We will persist in the fight for human rights and will not be silenced by tear gas.”
By
Michaela Morgan

14 Feb 2017 - 10:05 AM  UPDATED 14 Feb 2017 - 10:05 AM

An unknown attacker threw tear gas into the Super Super Club in Zagreb, Croatia, early on Sunday morning, according to AP.

Two people were injured at an LGBT+ night as partygoers rushed to break windows and stampede toward the exits.

The Zagreb Pride association has called the attack a ‘hate crime’ and a direct assault on the LGBT community.

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“Over the past few months, we have been faced with the escalation of hatred in public, spurred by increasingly aggressive and louder discourse of the radical clerical right-wing circles, which is contrary to the constitutional values of Croatia, but which has been met with the tacit approval of the Croatian Government,” Zagreb Pride said in a statement.

“We will persist in the fight for human rights and will not be silenced by tear gas.”

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The group implored the government to condemn the homophobic attack.

“We urge Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, interior Minister Vlaho Orepić and the government to resolutely, loudly and clearly condemn this act of violence and hate crime directed against human rights of LGBT persons, citizens of the Republic of Croatia, and thereby show that hatred and violence are not the values of our society.”

Zagreb Pride commented that the LGBT community will persist in the fight for human rights and "not be silenced by tear gas".