Five boys aged between 15 and 18 have been arrested on an attack on a lesbian couple in a London bus this week. Police in London said Saturday a 16-year-old boy who was arrested in connection to the attack was the fifth person to be arrested over the attack. The four others who have been found between 15 and 18, the police said.
Melania Geymonat, a 28-year-old doctor from Uruguay who works as a Ryanair flight attendant and Chris, is 29-year-old American girlfriend, recounting the attack earlier in the week, saying it happened when the two refused to kiss one another in front of a group of young people who were harassing them. The women said they were riding the night bus on May 30 when they started harassing them. "They said they were really aggressive stuff, things about sexual positions, lesbians and claiming so we could kiss them," Geymonat said, adding that she was trying to decipher the situation by making some jokes but that did not help , The teenagers then started throwing coins at them. "The next thing I know Chris is in the middle of the bus and they are punching forth," she added. "So I immediately went there by impulse and tried to pull out there and they started punching me. I was really bleeding. "
A photo that has since gone viral shows the two women covered in blood. Police said they have been released to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries but have since been released. "I was and still angry. It's scary, but this is not a novel situation, "Chris said. In a Facebook post, Geymonat wrote that the most "is that VIOLENCE HAS BECOME A COMMON THING, that sometimes it's necessary to see a woman bleed." She added: "I ' SEXUAL OBJECT, JUST BECAUSE. And CHAUVINIST, MISOGYNISTIC AND HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE because when you stand up for yourself, shit like this happens. "
"Detective Superintendent Andy Cox said:" This was a disgusting attack on two women who appeared to be targeted and targeted by a group of youths. " "The suspects have made a number of homophobic comments toward the couple before throwing coins at them. When the women tried to reason with the group, the attack escalated to an assault. "
Although it is considered a gay friendly city, attacks on the LGBT community have almost doubled between 2014 and 2018. "With one of the biggest celebrations due to take place in the capital in just under a month, this is a sobering reality check of why Pride is still needed in 2019, "writes Ben Hunte, the BBC's LGBT correspondent.
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