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Three Teenagers Arrested for Anti-Gay Mob Attack in Washington, DC

Three teenagers have been arrested for an attack on a gay couple in Washington, D.C., early Sunday morning.

One of the victims, Karl Craven, stated that he and his boyfriend — whom he did not name — encountered the suspects when they stopped to talk to each other while walking from Hawthorne’s restaurant to Nellie’s, a popular gay sports bar.

“He was leaning against me and a few guys started yelling ‘faggot’ at him and started to swing at him. It was all a quick blur but next thing you know there was literally a mob of 15 guys beating him. They came out of nowhere and I was powerless to stop them, all I could do was jump on him to try to protect him and scream help.”

The suspects include Marcus Britt, 19, and two juvenile males, ages 15 and 16, according to a statement released by the Metro Police department. The three suspects, all from Fort Washington, Maryland, were charged with robbery by force and violence after allegedly assaulting at least one of the victims and fleeing with his property.

Over the past year, multiple attacks against gay men have been recorded around the U Street area in D.C. . Last September, two gay men were beaten by a violent group using homophobic slurs, and in April 2018, two other gay men were hospitalized following an assault

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2 thoughts on “Three Teenagers Arrested for Anti-Gay Mob Attack in Washington, DC”

    1. Antidote : Would you believe some people are actually believing that for real ? You should see the posts on The Advocate blaming Trump. People are too ignorant to do a little research and see the gang of black thugs that attacked this gay couple and several other people that night. Which is the usual in DC.

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