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Operation Gay Out: Kenyan Police Rescue Gay Men From Bloodthirsty Mob

Anti-gay violence continues to sweep Africa as today Kenyan police had to rescue three gay men from an angry mob.
Police on Friday rescued three men accused of being gays in Mtwapa town in Kilifi district from hundreds of angry youth baying for their blood. Subsequently, a same-sex marriage that was planned to take place in the coastal town failed to take off as two men who announced the wedding went into hiding. Police were forced to intervene to save the three men who residents had accused of being "notorious gays" who were behind the spread of the practice in the town. Two men suspected of being a couple by residents were flushed out of their apartment within the town and police found wedding rings on their fingers. Police also dramatically rescued a another man and managed to rush him to Mtwapa police post.
An ecumenical group of local religious leaders has launched a campaign called "Operation Gay Out" and are calling for police to arrest homosexuals and close suspicious nightclubs.

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