LINCOLN, Neb. — At least 300 people gathered on the steps of the Nebraska Capitol, Sunday, after a local lesbian was allegedly attacked in her home earlier that day, by three men who bound her, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin, and set her house ablaze.
The impromptu march calling for an end to violence was publicized on Facebook throughout the day on Sunday, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. Attendees carried rainbow flags and candles, and listened to speeches by local LGBT leaders.
Though police have yet to publish official accounts of the events that occurred Sunday morning at the victim’s home, the Journal Star reports that the woman alleged to neighbors three masked men entered her home, bound her with zip ties and used knives to carve into her skin before pouring gasoline on the floor and lighting a fire. The woman crawled to safety at a neighbor’s home, where police found her.