Still No Arrest in Gay Bar Firebombing
It has been four months since Circo, a popular gay bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was firebombed in what was apparently a vicious hate crime. No arrests have been made and the investigation appears to be at a standstill.
On Saturday, October 28, 2017, a group of masked persons dressed in all black attacked the gay club by throwing several “incendiary devices” (Molotov cocktails) inside the bar. No one was injured in the attack and the building suffered minimal damage.
Pedro Julio Serrano, a human rights activist in Puerto Rico, immediately called on authorities to investigate the attack as a hate crime.
The attack came just weeks after the island was utterly devastated by Hurricane Maria. Circo had just reopened and was using a generator.
Community Organizer Ernesto Loy noted, “It’s sad to think that with all the destruction, people still find time to hate.”