Russian Thugs Beat Up St. Patrick's Day Flash Mob After Mistaking Them For Gays
A fun St. Patrick's Day flash mob in Russia didn't go as planned when the students that were taking part were mistaken for pro-LGBT protesters...and were subsequently beaten in the streets.
A fight broke out after students at a language school held a belated St Patrick's Day flashmob in a mall in Irkutsk, a police spokesperson said.
"On Sunday evening, members of Easy School held a St Patrick's Day flashmob in the mall. Some youths came up to them and expressed displeasure at the proceedings. A conflict took place that grew into a fight on the square outside the mall," the spokesman said.
A law enforcement source told Interfax that the fight was based on a misunderstanding.
"The Easy School members were wearing historic costumes, particularly kilts and their opponents mistook them for representatives of non-traditional sexual orientation," the source said, using a Russian phrase meaning gay.
"Sorry, we thought you were homos! Our bad! Happy St. Paddy's Day!"