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AVP denounces hate violence incidents that occurred on Queens-bound F Train on Sunday, June 30; Encourages community to report LGBTQ violence

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is deeply disturbed by video footage that was shot and posted online by a concerned witness, who has been in touch with AVP about this incident, and who documented a number of incidents of hate violence on a Queens-bound F train on Sunday, June 30th at around 11:45 pm. The video shows a man threatening a group of young men with sexual violence. He then attacks the witness who is shooting the video, and is joined by a second man who unsuccessfully attempts to take the person's phone away. The video documents a continued altercation between the two men and other subway riders including a young woman who is wearing a rainbow Pride flag. One of the attackers threatens to kill this young woman, and puts his hands around her throat. According to the witness who took the video, the attackers exited the train at the Roosevelt Avenue station in Jackson Heights, Queens, but were overheard saying that they were en route to Jamaica, Queens. The video is linked here. As a word of warning, it is disturbing to watch.

pdf Read the full text of AVP's Community Alert here.