VIC­TIMS OF HO­MO­PHO­BIC ABUSE TOLD TO RE­PORT IT

Green ac­tivist tar­geted by yob

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY MAU­RICE FITZ­MAU­RICE

A GREEN Party ac­tivist has told how he was sub­jected to ho­mo­pho­bic abuse – and urged vic­tims to come for­ward.

Malachai O’hara said he was ver­bally as­saulted on his way to work on Wed­nes­day morn­ing. The former elec­tion can­di­date said he was tar­geted at the junc­tion of Peter’s Hill and North Street in North Belfast.

He added: “A young fella aged 18 to 20 in the back seat of a car rolled down his win­dow to tell me I had dropped some­thing.

“A woman, I pre­sume his mother, rolled down the win­dow to also in­form me I had dropped some­thing. The man then shouted I had dropped my ‘Gay Card’.

“As the lights changed and they drove off, he wound the win­dow down to threaten to ‘knock my b***s in’.”

OR­DEAL Malachai O’hara

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