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Transgender woman weeps after couple ‘hit and spit on her in shocking attack on subway train’

‘I wish people would just leave me alone’: Transgender woman weeps after couple ‘hit and spit on her in shocking attack on subway train’

  • Journalist Serena Daniari posted heartbreaking video of her crying after attack
  • She said: ‘I swear I wish people would just leave me alone. I don’t do anything’
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the ‘loathsome, transphobic attack’
  • Police released picture of two people wanted in connection with the assault

A transgender woman told how she was hit and spit on in a shocking assault while riding the New York subway.

Journalist Serena Daniari posted a heartbreaking video of herself crying after she was reportedly attacked by two people on the C train on Friday as she begged people to ‘just leave me alone’.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the ‘loathsome, transphobic attack’ as police confirm they are looking for two people in connection with a transphobic assault. 

Police are looking for two people in connection with a transphobic assault

A transgender woman (left) told how she was hit and spit on in a shocking assault while riding the New York subway. Police are looking for two people in connection with a transphobic assault (right)

In the clip, with tears streaming down her face, Ms Daniari says: ‘I swear I wish people would just leave me alone.

‘I don’t do anything. I just want to be left alone.’

Ms Daniari was reading a book with her headphones in when a man and a woman approached her.

The man said something but she couldn’t hear him, so she asked him if he could say it again.

When the man heard her voice, he spouted anti-trans slurs including: ‘You’re a guy,’ Buzzfeed News reports.

In the clip, with tears streaming down her face, Serena Daniari says: 'I swear I wish people would just leave me alone'

She adds: 'I don't do anything. I just want to be left alone'

In the clip, with tears streaming down her face, Serena Daniari says: ‘I swear I wish people would just leave me alone. I don’t do anything. I just want to be left alone.’

Ms Daniari said: ‘It only escalated to an aggressive situation after he realized I’m transgender.’ 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the 'loathsome, transphobic attack'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the ‘loathsome, transphobic attack’

The man slapped her in the face and spit on her. The woman knocked Ms Daniari’s phone out of her hand when she took a photo of them.

In a tweet on Saturday, Mayor de Blasio apologized to Ms Daniari, a journalist at an online magazine.

He wrote: ‘Serena, on behalf of your city I’m so sorry this happened. 

‘Transgender and non-binary New Yorkers deserve to travel in their city without fear.’

Police have released a picture of two people who are ‘wanted for anti-transgender assault on the C train at 155 St and St. Nicholas on Friday 1/24.’

This comes after a spate of at of attacks on public transport in New York.

Earlier this month, a woman hurled abuse at a Jewish woman and threatened to throw her on the subway tracks.

In a tweet on Saturday, Mayor de Blasio apologized to Ms Daniari, a journalist at an online magazine

In a tweet on Saturday, Mayor de Blasio apologized to Ms Daniari, a journalist at an online magazine

The suspect was seen in cellphone image taken by the 41-year-old victim on December 2 as they waited on the northbound platform at the Utica Avenue station about 6.30am.

‘You ‘f—–g Jew with a wig … I’m going to throw you on the tracks’, the woman is heard saying.

A 15-year-old boy was attacked at knife point on a New York bus.

He was approached by two assailants armed with a knife. 

Police said they stole his earbuds and yarmulke before taunting him with anti-Semitic slurs.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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