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Police probing DC attack as hate crime after suspects used anti-LGBTQ slur, mentioned monkeypox

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D.C. police have confirmed they are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. The two victims say they were walking from U St. to a bus stop by the Shaw Metro Station when a group of young males, believed to be teens, called them homophobic slurs. "I feel like since the attack I've been in kind of this weird state of constant fight or flight, like I can't really feel at ease, and it seems kind of surreal," said one of the two victims.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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In a possible hate crime, DC police say, assault suspects used anti-gay slur, referenced monkeypox

Two men told police they were walking in Washington, D.C., when the suspects approached them, called them a gay slur and referred to monkeypox.

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2 men attacked in suspected hate crime that referenced monkeypox: Police

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Gay couple says they were attacked in D.C. by a group referencing monkeypox

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Police: Assailants used slur and referenced monkeypox in Shaw attack

The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

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Suspects used anti-gay slurs and referenced monkeypox in D.C. attack under investigation as possible hate crime, police say

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Police probing DC attack as hate crime after suspects used anti-LGBTQ slur, mentioned monkeypox

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