Wednesday, July 03, 2013

VIDEO: Pride Attack Near Montrose Beach

Two newly posted YouTube videos purport to document incidents at Gay Pride activities on Sunday. CWB cannot independently confirm the details of the posters' descriptions.
The victim of a 2-on-1 attack lies on pavement near Montrose Beach Sunday. Click to play video. Image: chicagostreetidol
The first video, posted by YouTube user chicagostreetidol is an amateur slide show and voiceover that reportedly documents the moments following a two-on-one attack on Sunday near Montrose Beach. As recently as last year, Montrose was the site of a long-running Pride event called Montrose Rocks.  According to the narrator, a white male victim in his early 50's was beaten by two black male offenders in their late teens. The report states that fire department ambulance crews were slow to respond, with the man left lying on the ground for up to 90 minutes before he was transported to a hospital. The slow response, if true, would be consistent with CWB's report on Sunday that  medical units were in short supply, causing a page-long backlog of calls to develop.

A man is arrested at Sunday's Gay Pride Parade, allegedly for punching an anti-gay protester. Click to play video. Image: DeadCelebritiesNHell
The second video is a very short clip that purports to document the arrest of a white male for punching an ant-gay protester near Diversey Parkway and Pine Grove Ave. The location and description is consistent with a CWB report on Sunday of two arrests being made at Diversey and Pine Grove around 3:30PM.