Police in London, U.K. say arrests have been made after a lady and her girlfriend have been overwhelmed up by a bunch of males on a bus as a result of they refused to kiss in entrance of them.
In response to the Metropolitan Police, the 2 ladies, who’re of their 20s, have been attacked within the early hours of May 30 after they boarded a bus in West Hampstead.
In a Fb publish Wednesday, Melania Geymonat stated she and her girlfriend Chris boarded a double decker bus and sat on the higher stage collectively. She stated they should have “kissed or something” as a result of a bunch of 4 males approached them quickly after.
“They started behaving like hooligans, demanding that we kissed so they could enjoy watching, calling us ‘lesbians’ and describing sexual positions,” she wrote.
Geymonat stated she tried to defuse the scenario by making jokes and Chris pretended she was sick.
“They kept on harassing us,” she recalled. “Throwing us coins and becoming more enthusiastic about it. The next thing I know is that Chris is in the middle of the bus fighting with them. I went over there only to find her face bleeding and three of them beating her up. The next thing I know is I’m being punched.”
Geymonat stated she “fell back” on the sight of her personal blood and he or she couldn’t keep in mind if she misplaced consciousness throughout the assault.
Police stated the ladies have been “punched” a number of occasions earlier than the boys ran off the bus.
The ladies have been taken to hospital to be handled for facial accidents, police stated.
Geymonat stated she didn’t know but if her nostril had been damaged within the assault.
The lads additionally stole a bag and a cellphone throughout the assault, police stated. Geymonat stated she determined to talk up in regards to the incident to be able to draw consideration to homophobic violence.
“What upsets me the most is that violence has become a common thing, that sometimes it’s necessary to see a woman bleeding after having been punched to feel some kind of impact,” she stated. “We have to endure verbal harassment and chauvinist, misogynistic and homophobic violence because when you stand up for yourself s**t like this happens.”
In a tweet on Friday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan known as the assault “disgusting.”
“This was a disgusting, misogynistic attack. Hate crimes against the LGBT+ community will not be tolerated in London,” he stated.