Dutch Men Hold Hands In Solidarity With Attacked Gay Couple


People across the Netherlands are holding hands in public in a show of support for a gay couple who were assaulted last weekend.

Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes wrote on Facebook they were attacked by a group of teenagers for holding hands on Sunday morning, and suffered injuries including broken teeth and bruised ribs.

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Four people involved in the attack had been arrested, the NL Times reported.

In response dozens of Dutch celebrities, police officers, politicians and sports stars have held hands, with photos shared on social media with the Twitter hashtag #allemannenhandinhand, a trend started by Dutch journalist Barbara Barend.

And on Wednesday, hundreds of people marched hand-in-hand through the streets of Amsterdam.

See some of the photos below: