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Green MEP Lunacek attacked at gay pride

Gay politician attacked at Rainbow Parade

Austria's Green MEP Ulrike Lunacek has spoken of her disappointment following a butyric acid attack on her at Vienna's gay pride on Saturday.

Lunacek - who came out as homosexual in 1980 and is Austria's first openly lesbian politician - was attacked with the odorous but not erosive liquid whilst being interviewed by the broadcaster ORF.

The liquid damaged her clothes and reportedly caused 50,000 EUR worth of damage to the recording equipment being used for the interview.

The culprit, who was described as wearing a white polo shirt with dark hair, was not caught and it is not clear whether it was a homophobic attack. Lunacek said afterwards that she was "irritated that this happened in Vienna" where gay pride has always been "a joyful celebration for 19 years".

She added that the attack will not discourage her political struggle for equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. "We have now arrived in the heart of society and let us no longer be driven away from here," she added.

Around 150,000 people marched around Vienna as part of the annual Rainbow Parade celebrating the LGBT community in the city.

Counter demonstrations were also taking place, including the Christian "March for the Family" who march against the Parade every year. They themselves faced a counter demonstration from around fifty pro-parade supporters under the banner of "Love Sexuality - Fight Sexism".

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