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VIDEOS: Gay couple holding hands attacked in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento resident Jon Green, was surprised to find out that people are still doing “the whole gay bashing thing.”

But that is exactly what police said happened early Saturday, on the corner of 18th and J streets in midtown.

"How tragic it is that two people can't walk down the street and hold hands without being attacked," added Sara Freid, executive director of the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center.

Investigators are calling the assault a hate crime.

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