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Sunday, May 19, 2024

A vicious attack but do two wrongs make a right?

I, Like many, have been witness to a heinous attack on a fellow geek… nay, human being. The attack came in the form of a ‘man’ assaulting a cosplayer, dressed up as a predator in the centre of Birmingham, by pushing him off the plinth he was standing on; resulting in him flying face first to the ground and taking out a small child who was standing watching him.

ccording to the metro :

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: ‘We are trying to identify the street performer and the little girl and her parents as neither have made contact with the police.

‘Bullring security is aware of the incident as are the local neighbourhood policing team in case they come across the street performer or the offender.’

The young male is heard saying ‘wagwan’ twice to the camera before the assault, which is slang for ‘what’s going on?’

Anyone who knows the attacker or was at the scene has been asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101.

unsurprisingly the Geek/ cosplay community has been up in arms about the unprovoked attack and has vigorously made its feelings known on all media platforms. Sadly though, it did not take long for on tragedy to beget another and what was, at the start, support and solidarity, turned into uninformed racism and abuse towards another child; who may have done nothing more than naively adding the video of the attack on his facebook.

I have made a video commenting on the latter:


you can see many of the mention comments on this link, even some from the kid in question protesting his innocence.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONBJtnu-Rtk

 

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Matt Geary
Matt Gearyhttps://www.geek-pride.co.uk
From N.Ireland but now living in Manchester, England; Matt is the founder and CEO of Geek Pride. Interests: Photography, Music, Art, poetry, Military History, Model making and painting and of course gaming (table top and computer)

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