Batwoman's gender fluid star Ruby Rose on backlash for identifying as lesbian. London police arrested four teenagers Friday in the "homophobic" attack on a lesbian couple who were beaten bloody on a double decker bus. One of the victims, Melania Geymonat, described her harrowing experience of last Sunday's incident on social media , saying a group of young men demanded she kiss her girlfriend, Chris, for their entertainment. Metropolitan Police said the couple was riding on a top deck of a night bus to West Hempstead when the teens, aged 15 to 18, began to harass them with "lewd and homophobic" comments. According to Geymonat, even as the couple tried to defuse the situation, the youths attacked them anyway.
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Four teenagers were arrested Friday for allegedly attacking Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend, Chris, on a London bus after the lesbian couple refused to kiss. NBC News reported that year-old Geymonat and her girlfriend were on their way home from a night out in West Hampstead last week when they were approached by a group of teens who made crude sexual gestures at the pair while demanding that they kiss. When the couple did not comply with the teens, they were left bloodied and battered by a vicious punching attack. Chris even pretended she was sick, but they kept on harassing us, throwing us coins and becoming more enthusiastic about it.
UK police make 5th arrest after violent bus attack on lesbian couple
The attack left year-old Melania Geymonat, from Uruguay, and her American girlfriend, Chris, bloodied and hospitalized, Sky News reported. Geymonat detailed the attack in a graphic Facebook post. Geymonat said they appeared to become more and more enthusiastic, at one point even throwing coins at the couple. I got dizzy at the sight of my blood and fell back. The bus came to a stop.
Authorities didn't identify the victims in the May 30 attack. But Melania Geymonat posted an image on her Facebook page showing her bloodied face and that of her girlfriend's. Geymonat said in the post that they were on the upper deck of the bus when a gang of "hooligans" demanded that they kiss.