Man Attacked Three Women While Yelling Anti-Gay Slurs
A man who uttered anti-gay slurs, attacked three women in Brooklyn last week and police are looking for the suspect.
NBC New York reports, “The women, ages 29, 34, and 36, had just a left a nightclub on Franklin Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant at about 2:15 a.m. Oct. 26 when the suspect approached and made the statements, police say.”
[su_center_ad]The man then attacked the women, punching them and throwing them down onto the sidewalk, according to police.
All three of the female victims were transported to a local hospital after suffering facial cuts.
One of the victims says she fears for her safety so she declined to give her name.
She said she was “truly saddened” by the attack.
“The tragic fact is that people still feel it’s their right to hate others for something that really isn’t any of their business,” she said in a statement. “My sexuality is my business and I shouldn’t have to be afraid to walk the streets of the city I love in fear of the ignorance and malevolent nature of strangers.”
Activists from the New York City Anti-Violence Project held a rally in Bedford-Stuyvesant to raise awareness.
“No one should be experiencing violence at the hands of anyone,” said activist, Shelby Chestnut. “We need to talk about this and we need to say this isn’t going to happen in our communities.”
According to NBC, the man was caught on surveillance video with three other people around the time of the attack.
This is part of the footage uploaded by Amsera:
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