Rally in support of artist attacked for painting ‘gay’ Emiliano Zapata | AFP

Mexico’s LGBT community gathers in front of Palace of Fine Arts Mexico to support the artist Fabián Chairez, violently attacked for his “gay” painting of the revolutionary figure Emiliano Zapata. While posing, singing and dancing, protesters demand the respect of expression in arts and the end of machismo.

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Today in History for August 8th

Highlights of this day in history: President Richard Nixon says he’ll resign; Thieves stage Britain’s ‘Great Train Robbery’; Nazi saboteurs in the U.S. executed during World War II; Mexico’s Emiliano Zapata and actor Dustin Hoffman born. (Aug. 8)

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Today in History for August 8th

(8 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: President Richard Nixon says he’ll resign; Thieves stage Britain’s ‘Great Train Robbery’; Nazi saboteurs in the U.S. executed during World War II; Mexico’s Emiliano Zapata and actor Dustin Hoffman born. (Aug. 8)

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