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Witness videotapes two men threatening gay youngsters on a NYC subway after Pride

Witness videotapes two men threatening gay youngsters on a NYC subway after Pride

The Anti-Violence Project released a video showing two unnamed men harassing young gay youth on a New York City subway on 30 June, Gay Pride Day.

The tape was taken at around 11:45 at night, at the end of Pride festivities. The subway, the ‘F train,’ was bound for Queens (one of the five boroughs that is part of New York City).

One suspect threatens a group of LGBT youth with sexual violence. According to the script on the video, he attacks the witness videotaping the altercation. She moved further down the train and pulled the emergency brake to alert authorities.

A second man walked down the aisle and physically tried to take the phone from the witness. The video continues with a heated exchange between the two men and other subway riders, including a woman wearing a rainbow flag.

One of the men threatened to kill her and put his hand around her throat.

According to AVP’s statement, the organization has reached out to the New York City Police Department, the Queens District Attorney’s office and elected officials.

According to a recent AVP report, anti-LGBT violence has increased 4% in the city compared to last year.

If you see these two men, please contact the NYPD.

Below is the AVP video: