Incident Summary:

06/28/2008: On Saturday, at least 20 people were injured when rightwing extremists used tear gas on a Gay Pride parade in Brno, Jihomoravsky, Czech Republic. Three people were arrested when the demonstrators threw fireworks on the participants. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200806280004

When:
2008-06-28

Country:
Czech Republic

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jihomoravsky

City:
Brno

Location Details:
The attack occurred at a Gay Pride parade in Brno, Jihomoravsky, Czech Republic.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Participants at a gay pride parade
Nationality of Target Czech Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical
Other
Weapon Details
Tear gas, eggs and fireworks were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Monsters and Critics, "Czech Republic's First Gay Pride Parade Attacked by Rightwingers," Monsters and Critics, http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1413876.php/Czech_Republics_first_Gay_Pride_parade_attacked_by_rightwingers."
"Lexis Nexis, "Gay Pride Marches in Europe Marred by Homophobia," Agence France Presse, June 28, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "Gay Parade Parades - Old and New - Take Place in Europe," Deutsche Presse Agentur, June 28, 2008."