Monday, November 2, 2009

Bias-related Assault at Georgetown

On November 1st, a Georgetown student was assaulted on 36th & N Streets, NW. According to Georgetown's Public Safety Alert, a male suspect repeatedly asked the victim "Are you homo?" before the assault. The Hoya reports that this incident was the second bias-related assault this week.

Georgetown student Carter Lavin organized a flash protest through Twitter in response to the incident. According to Vox Populi, about 70 people met at Red Square and shouted chants: "'Hate crimes are ridiculous / My Georgetown is better than this!' and 'Georgetown students are under attack / What do we do? Stand up, fight back!'".

There will be a vigil held at the Red Square tonight from 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

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