Four teenagers were arrested Friday for allegedly attacking and robbing a lesbian couple who said they were the victims of a vicious homophobic assault on a London bus after refusing demands the pair kiss.
Both women, Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend, Chris, were left bruised and covered in blood, a photo Geymonat posted on her Facebook page shows.
Geymonat said in her post that she and Chris were on a night bus May 29 — days before LGBTQ Pride Month began — traveling to Camden Town when a group of at least four guys insisted they kiss "so they could enjoy watching."
The teens also started "describing sexual positions" and tossed coins at the women, Geymonat wrote.
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"In an attempt to calm things down, I started making jokes. I thought this might make them go away. Chris even pretended she was sick, but they kept on harassing us, throwing us coins and becoming more enthusiastic about it," she wrote.
Geymonat said the next thing she knew Chris was in the middle of the bus fighting with the men.