A man attacked at least six people on Sydney's Oxford Street on Monday night.
"Police arrested a man in his 30s who swung karate kicks at several people walking down the ‘gay golden mile’ on Monday night.
Gay equality campaigner Simon Margan was left with a shattered eye socket – he was victim number three of one man’s six-assault anti-gay rage, he believes.
Wearing chunky military-style boots, the man, believed to be aged in his 30’s, began his rampage from Taylor Square and continued to outside Gloria Jean’s two blocks away, around 9pm on Monday, Margan tells Same Same.
'I’d seen him before, tearing down gay event posters and mumbling about ‘eradicating gays’. He tried to kick me and at first he missed – I stood back, but he took aim, hitting me in the eye. I’d thought he’d had a knife. I screamed for help, as my face started bleeding. The attacker had been so calm. He didn’t say anything. I think his attacks were premeditated – he was doing it because he hated gays.' His assailant did not seem drunk, Margan adds."
A man was apprehended at the scene. He faces nine charges.