A British man and his partner have had their wedding attacked by an anti-gay mob in Haiti.
The French news agency AFP is reporting that several people have been injured after a homophobic group hurled rocks and home-made bombs at the ceremony in Haiti’s capital Port-Au-Prince.
The British man, who is identified as a Red Cross worker, is said to be unhurt.
Speaking to TheGayUK a spokesperson for the BritishRedCross said they did have ‘comprehensive security rules’ to protect those people working and volunteering for the organisations.
Two cars were set alight and numerous windows smashed at the residence were the ceremonies was said to have taken place.
A local inspector, Patrick Rosarion told the AFP that intervention by the police prevented someone being killed by the mob.
“This is a criminal act and homophobic,” said Charlot Jeudy, an official from Kouraj (Courage), a group that defends the rights of homosexuals in Haiti.
“There is no justification for this kind of attack on people in a private residence. Hopefully the justice authorities will react to the perpetrators of this act.”
Same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in private has been legal since 1986. The age of consent is eighteen.
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