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Dutch Politicians Hold Hands In Solidarity With Gay Couple Who Were Brutally Attacked

And it has sparked a brilliant trend worldwide.

Australian politicians, take note.

This week a gay couple in the Netherlands were walking home from a party when they were set upon by a group of men.

The group began shouting homophobic slurs before they brutally bashed the couple and attacked them with bolt cutters, according to a police statement.

The Netherlands became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage in 2001 and naturally, people are outraged.

Dutch journalist Barbara Barend tweeted that all men, gay and straight, should hold hands in solidarity.

[Translated] “Could this whole week all men (straight and gay), please just walk hand in hand …

Alexander Pechtold, leader of liberal-democratic party D66, and party member Wouter Koolmees, took the challenge as they arrived at The Hague for negotiations on the formation of a new cabinet.

“We think it is quite normal in the Netherlands to express who you are,” Alexander Pechtold, leader of the liberal D66 party, told awaiting media.

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And now men all over the world have followed the call and are posting photos under the hashtag #allemannenhandinhand (#allmenhandinhand).

https://twitter.com/LodewijkA/status/848904135827181568/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2017%2F04%2F05%2Feurope%2Fmen-holding-hands-netherlands%2Findex.html
https://twitter.com/NLinUK/status/849266865809567744/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2017%2F04%2F05%2Feurope%2Fmen-holding-hands-netherlands%2Findex.html
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSaxh2zFNAp/
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