March Against Hate-Crimes in Austin

BY Neal Broverman

October 07 2012 10:32 PM ET

Hate crime victim Nick Soret

Following a recent attack on two gay men in Austin, Tex., dozens marched on Saturday to protest bias-motivated crimes.

Andrew Oppleman and Nick Soret were part of the protest; the friends were beaten in downtown Austin by an unknown man in late September. A recently-released surveillance video captured the bloody assault.

"Whenever I see the video my heart breaks again and again and again," Oppleman told KHOU.

Saturday's protest included a march from City Hall to the State Capitol. Speaking to the crowd assembled at the Capitol, Soret spoke to his attacker: ""I promise you, they will find you."

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