Attacked because they walked hand in hand in the historic center. It happened late yesterday in Palermo, where a young couple of gay tourists from Turin were attacked and one of them was also hit by a bottle. The couple was surrounded by a group of kids near via Maqueda. The two were looking for a bed and breakfast when they were approached by a gang of kids. First they were insulted and then attacked with kicks and punches. The intervention of 118 was necessary, one was also injured and taken to the emergency room where he was medicated. Investigate the police. The images of the video surveillance system in the area were acquired to try to name the attackers, including two girls, according to what emerges, as Adnkronos learns, from the testimonies of the two young men attacked. “The attack. to a gay couple in via Maqueda represents a vile act that has nothing to do with the cultural change of a city that promotes, day after day, the rights of the person – said the mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando – This criminal episode also reaffirms the importance and urgency of the approval of the Zan bill. Politics can no longer waste time “.