ARCHIV - 30.08.2022, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Münster: Menschen haben auf dem Hafenplatz eine Fahne ausgelegt, die mit bemalten Steinen beschwert ist. Ein 25 Jahre alter Mann, der in Münster am Rande einer Versammlung des Christopher-Street-Days von Unbekannten niedergeschlagen wurde, ist gestorben. (zu dpa «25-Jähriger nach Attacke am Rande des CSD in Münster gestorben») Foto: David Inderlied/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

After a brutal attack last Saturday, the trans man Malte C. died in the hospital. The 25-year-old had previously been in an artificial coma for several days.

Last Saturday, C. celebrated Christopher Street Day in Münster with thousands of other people when he rushed to help several spectators of the parade. As witnesses of the situation reported to the “” portal, an unknown man is said to have homophobically insulted the women’s group with the words “lesbian whores”. When the 25-year-old confronted the troublemaker and stood protectively in front of the women, the stranger is said to have suddenly hit him in the face.

Before C. loses his balance, he is said to have been hit by another fist, as “” reports. C. then hit his head on the asphalt.

On Friday morning, the responsible police finally announced in a press release that the 25-year-old had succumbed to his serious injuries in hospital.

The city’s queer clubs have been horrified since the brutal attack. A few days ago, several initiatives called for a rally on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. on the Prinzipalmarkt in Münster, which should be aimed “against violence against queer people”.

Meanwhile, the police are still looking for witnesses to the attack. The perpetrator is still on the run and fled on foot with a companion in the direction of Industriestraße. He is described as 1.70 to 1.80 meters tall and is said to be around 18 to 20 years old. Witnesses noted a rather slight build and a beard.

The suspect was wearing wide-leg jeans, a T-shirt and a bucket hat. His companion is said to have been the same age, also male and wearing a white T-shirt.