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Rallies take place after racially motivated UAlbany bus attack

A trio of Black female students at the State University of New York-Albany claims that they were assaulted and harassed on a city bus by a white mob over the weekend. The women allege that 10 to 12 white students in the group comprised of both men and women beat them while using racial slurs.

The alleged assault took place on Saturday shortly after midnight as the women boarded the bus. According to a report from the Albany Times Union, the group swarmed on them immediately and one of the women says she was kicked by the men in the group after falling to the floor.

The Times Union reports:

The female students who said they were attacked left the bus at a campus bus stop, and two of them, with minor scrapes on their faces, went to Albany Medical Center to be evaluated.

Albany police got a call at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday after the alleged assault, spokesman Officer Steve Smith said, and they responded to the UAlbany campus.

“As far as any racial slurs that might have been said, certainly if a hate crime was committed, that’s something that the Albany police would take very seriously,” Smith said.

News of the assault spread through the campus community and onto social media, attracting the attention of activist Deray Mckesson among others.

A gathering was held Monday evening for the #DefendBlackGirlsUAlbany rally, calling attention to the assault. The hashtag has gained some traction across social media networks as well.

An investigation of the matter is ongoing.

SOURCE: Albany Times Union | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | PHOTO CREDIT: Inform

SEE ALSO: SUNY Plattsburgh’s College Newspaper Prints Racist Illustration, Apologizes After Backlash

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