The attack on the club occurred at about 5:00 am. According to the club management, the men came to the “Central station” with a motive to shoot the club patrons.
Fortunately, nobody among guests and staff was injured by the gun fire, although bullets damaged the front door, according to Central Station staff speaking to LifeNews.
Described as “Bullies”, they men were were tracked on surveillance cameras now in possession of LifeNews, and apparently working to help police apprehend the shooters.
The attack on the popular gay club is not the first one. The club’s management has repeatedly appealed to the police, district council and the prefecture of the Central Administrative District requesting to stop provocations.
Management at the club believes that the attacks were at a result of “extremist acts of hate or hostility towards persons belonging to a particular social group.”
According to Spectrum Human Rights:
“Unprovoked anti-gay attacks became a norm in Putin’s Russia where state-run media is spearheading state-sponsored campaign of homophobia. Recently adopted anti-LGBT laws and open calls for violence against gay people issued via twitter and other media channels by Russian leaders of the Parliament (and local lawmakers, such as Vitaly Milonov) help to fuel Neo Nazi groups such as infamous “Occupy Pedofilyaj” and many others.
Homophobia is policy in Putin’s Russia!”