In a disgusting homophobic assault, a lesbian couple was beaten up and harassed on a bus in London when they refused to kiss in front of a gang of men.
According to a report by BBC, the incident happened when 28-year-old Melania Geymonat went on a date with her girlfriend Chris.
As they boarded the bus, they were approached by a group of four men who began to make lewd comments to them and demanded that they kissed.
Melania shared the entire incident on Facebook.
Describing the incident in detail, Melania posted:
“In an attempt to calm things down, I started making jokes. I thought this might make them go away. Chris even pretended she was sick, but they kept on harassing us, 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. 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.”
The women were taken to hospital for treatment, but have now been discharged.
The Mayor of London also tweeted describing the attack as disgusting and misogynistic.
This was a disgusting, misogynistic attack. Hate crimes against the LGBT+ community will not be tolerated in London.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 7, 2019
The @metpoliceuk are investigating and appealing for witnesses. If you have any information – call 101. https://t.co/4zSqxyE6IP
As per reports by BBC, four male teenagers aged between 15 and 18 have been arrested in the case.