September 24, 2021 – 5:40 PM – World
Riadh Bahri, a Belgian journalist from Moroccan Bahri, was the victim of a homophobic attack on the street in Brussels at the beginning of this month.
The journalist told about the incident in ‘The Cooke & Verhulst show’. He was walking his dog when a man asked him about the North Station and punched him early. It is Bahri’s first time talking about the violent incident.
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“I was walking the dog in the morning. I do that every day in Brussels. And a man approached me to ask the way to the North Station and I thought to explain it kindly. At the end of the conversation, He gave me a few pandos, called me names and broke a chain. Then he started walking. That’s the short summary,” Bahri said.
The journalist suspects he was the victim of a homophobic attack but does not want to confirm. “I hear such swear words so often that I eventually stop yelling at them because I look like it’s just becoming a standard swear word.”
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Riadh Bahri filed a report with the police. He then simply went to work because he didn’t want to sit at home. Since the attack, he has struggled to walk his dog.
“The only problem now is walking the dog. My friend asked me if I could walk the dog. I thought I would. ‘I’m not going to be a jerk.’ But then I come out of my street and I still run into someone. Then when that person is gone, I go back out with the dog.”