Police officers involved in death of beloved LGBT+ activist Zak Kostopoulos walk free: ‘Disgrace!’

The discrimination and deadly attacks the LGBTQ+ must be fought worldwide.    This situation could have been in any country that allows bigots to target minorities.    Hugs

The LGBT+ community demands justice for Zak Kostopoulos at a protest in Athens

The LGBT+ community demands justice for Zak Kostopoulos at a protest in Athens on 3 May, 2022. (NurPhoto via Getty/ Nikolas Kokovlis)

Four police officers involved in the death of Greek LGBT+ activist Zak Kostopoulos have walked free – to the horror of rights groups.

Kostopoulos, 33, also know by his drag name Zackie Oh, was beaten to death in broad daylight in a central Athens jewellery shop on 21 September 2018.


Authorities and the media initially painted him as a thief, but when video footage began to circulate on social media, the true brutality of the attack of revealed.

As he desperately tried to crawl towards the door, Kostopoulos was relentlessly beaten by shop owner Spyros Dimopoulos and estate agent Thanassis Hortarias.

But his ordeal was far from over and, when police arrived on the scene, they violently arrested the LGBT+ activist, who put up no resistance and was clearly in need of medical attention. Shortly afterwards, he was pronounced dead at the scene.


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