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

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.

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-Zachary Culler

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