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Four Teens Arrested in Attack Against Lesbian Couple on London Bus

Melania Geymonat said in a Facebook post that the group demanded she and her girlfriend, Chris, kiss "so they could enjoy watching" before beating them.



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    Geymonat (right), who said she has not been able to return to work, told the BBC that she had previously experienced "a lot of verbal violence" because of her sexuality, but had never been physically attacked prior to last week's assault

    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.