A tragic and horrific assault happened in London late last week, and now five teenagers have been arrested in connection with the attack on two women.
According to CBS News, the two women were on their way home in the area of Hampstead when they were approached by a group of teens who allegedly asked the two lovers to kiss. They responded that they wanted to be left alone and did not comply with the request, which led to the teams beating them up.
Reports concluded the two women were lesbians and the attack was a homophobic assault even though that’s only an allegation. June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ community.
Melania Geymonat, 28, originally from Uruguay, and her girlfriend, only identified as Chris, an American — were on their way back from a date late last month on the top of a double-decker bus when the group began to harass them, Geymonat shared in a Wednesday Facebook post.
“We must have kissed or something because these guys came after us,” Geymonat wrote. “I don’t remember if they were already there or if they got on after us. There were at least four of them. They started behaving like hooligans, demanding that we kissed so they could enjoy watching, calling us ‘lesbians’ and describing sexual positions. I don’t remember the whole episode, but the word ‘scissors’ stuck in my mind.”
She said that she started making jokes in an effort to calm things down — but to no avail. The men began throwing coins at the pair and becoming even more enthusiastic, she said.
The situation quickly escalated to violence. [NY Post]
I find it quite strange that we learned one of the victim names but no word on the teens. Cameras will have been on the bus, no mention of ethnicity either but throwing coins doesn’t seem that British?. What about other people on the bus and the driver. Quite a lot of vital info missing from the Police but no surprise there!
“The attackers had British accents, apart from one who spoke Spanish, she said.” It seems like some info has been purposely left out, but I’m sure Scotland Yard is on the case.
Either way, let us hope the boys in blue treat them nicely and let them count the number of stairs they will ‘accidentally’ fall at the station.
This is a sad reflection on what our society has become. To see the pain and shock on the faces of these two innocent young women going about their business is heartbreaking. I hope that they do not tar us all with the same brush and I hope that the courts do their job and pass appropriate sentences for a change.