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Hundreds march to support victim of anti-gay beating in Edmonton, Canada

About 250 people marched on Thursday in support the gay University of Alberta student who was the victim of an anti-gay beating.

The Canadian Press reports:

A couple hundred Edmontonians have marched in an anti-hate rally to support a man who says he was taunted with gay slurs before he was attacked and robbed.

Chevi Rabbitt, 26, says he was walking down a street in south Edmonton when a truck with three men pulled up beside him.

One jumped out and put him in a headlock and threw him to the ground before his cellphone was stolen and his attackers drove away.

Alberta Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk attends an anti-hate rally at the Alberta Legislature on August 2, 2012.
Rabbitt says witnesses and neighbours who he hadn?t known before came to his assistance.

Many of those attending Thursday night?s rally at the site of the attack wore purple, the colour of anti-bullying.

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