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avianceSM.jpgThe fourth attacker in Friday night’s violent East Village gay bashing was arrested over the weekend. The names of the suspects (according to The New York Daily News) are Gerard Johnson, 16, and Gregory Archie, 18 (from Manhattan), Akino George, 20 (from the Bronx), and Jarrell Sears, 20 (from Newark).

Performer Kevin Aviance was the victim of the attack as he was leaving The Phoenix on E. 13th St. Today’s New York Times article offers details of the attack, including an interview with Aviance from the hospital. Friends have set up an online discussion board to accept messages and thoughts.

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