Two women were gruesomely assaulted and robbed by a group of men in a homophobic attack in london.
The women identified as Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris – were on a night bus in Camden, north London, in the early hours of May 30 when they were attacked.
Melania Geymonat took to Facebook to share a bloodied photo of herself and her girlfriend, Chris, as she narrated the attack.
“They started behaving like hooligans, demanding that we kissed so they could enjoy watching, calling us ‘lesbians’ and describing sexual positions.”
“The next thing I know is that Chris is in the middle of the bus fighting with them. On an impulse, 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.”
“I got dizzy at the sight of my blood and fell back.”
“I don’t know yet if my nose is broken, and I haven’t been able to go back to work, but 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.
“We have to endure verbal harassment AND CHAUVINIST, MISOGYNISTIC AND HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE because when you stand up for yourself s**t like this happens.”
Police are calling for witnesses to the attack.
The police said in a statement earlier Friday: “As they sat on the top deck they were approached by a group of four males who began to make lewd and homophobic comments to them. The women were then attacked and punched several times before the males ran off the bus. A phone and bag were stolen during the assault.
“Both women were taken to hospital for treatment to facial injuries.”
Police added later that arrests had been made, but gave no further details.