New York’s chief of police apologizes to antihomogeweld in Stonewall, fifty years ago

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The New York city police commissioner, James O’neill, who has a Thursday, in the name of the police force of the city is excused from the performance of its units in June, 1969, when a raid at the gay bar Stonewall Inn sparked a riot. The events can be seen as a turning point in the homorechtenbeweging.

“The actions and the laws that were discriminatory and oppressive, and for that, excuse me,” said O’neill to the briefing for the WorldPride, the world’s most important event for the LGBTQ community, launched in June, takes place in New York city.

And with that statement, it is O’neill, who is the first commissioner of the misconduct on the part of the police force in that period of time involved. “What’s happened is, it would not have happened, should have been,” said the officer. “The actions taken by the New York police department were being done, were the bug, and clear.’ He was directed also to the entire LGBTQ community, and said that a similar incident would never happen in 2019 at the latest.

On June 28, 1969, is appointed by members of the gay community has, for the first time against yet another police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. It was the beginning of a week of riots, at the bar, which is a large-scale movement to fight for gay rights in America has grown.


To mark the fiftieth anniversary of this event, and to commemorate, several events will be organized in June, according to the police, and more than 3 million people, will be able to count on. On the 30th of June, and finished up with the WorldPride.

At the end of may, the New York city mayor Bill de Blasio that the city is a monument to the glory of the transgenderactivisten, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. They took part in the Stonewall riots, and they were the pioneers of the homorechtenbeweging.