Nik Dimopoulos, the innocent LGBTQI event promoter, who had his shoulder ripped from its socket during the 2019 botched raid at Melbourne’s gay book store …
“They came across these premises and were of the belief the offender was in the premises and they’ve gone in on that basis.”
“As a community, it is still a daily reality that the police, or others, could enact violence on us.”
Police Minister Lisa Neville is demanding a “full explanation” of the raid.
This month the Star Observer’s regular spotlight on community champions falls on Rowland Thomson and Crusader Hillis, whose Hares and Hyenas store has become an icon for Melbourne’s LGBTI community. Matthew Wade reports.