Georgetown students demonstrate against hate crime

Dozens of Georgetown students united Friday to express their opposition to an alleged hate crime.

Fifty Georgetown University students gathered at a campus rally Friday after a classmate was assaulted, assumedly due to her perceived sexual orientation.

A demonstrator in Georgetown's rally displays a "stop the hate" sign.
A demonstrator at Georgetown's rally displays a "stop the hate" sign. Photo courtesy of advocate.com.

Officials say the victim was walking near the university’s entrance around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday while wearing a pro-LGBT rights shirt when two unidentified men confronted her. The attackers shouted anti-gay slurs at the girl before using her backpack to beat her, inflicting minor injuries.

The school’s gay pride group organized a rally in less than 24 hours using Facebook, Twitter, e-mails, and texts.

Read the entire advocate.com article here.

-Zachary Culler

More from Fusion Magazine
Keep Politics Outside the Church Doors
No matter the issue, politics really don't have a part to play...
Read More
0 replies on “Georgetown students demonstrate against hate crime”