This horrifying picture shows a flight attendant and her girlfriend covered in blood after a gang of men savagely attacked them when they refused to kiss.
28 year old, Melania Geymonat, 28, from Uruguay, was left with a suspected broken nose following the disgusting attack while her American girlfriend Chris was also beaten up during the bus ride home after a night out.
While they were on the top floor of a double decker bus, Melania says the couple were approached by a group of men, one who spoke Spanish, and the rest British. The men made sexual gestures and demanded they kiss each other in front of them.
When the pair refused, the gang of men began to throw coins at them, and then attacked them, subjecting them to a horrific attack that left them bleeding and bruised.
Speaking to Uruguayan site, Montevideo Portal, Melania said: She said: “They wanted us to kiss so they could watch us.
“I tried to defuse the situation as I’m not a confrontational person, telling them to please leave us alone as Chris wasn’t feeling well.”
“The next thing I remember was Chris in the middle of them and they were beating her.
“I didn’t think about it and went in. I was pulling her back and trying to defend her so they started beating me up.
“I don’t even know if I was knocked unconscious. I felt blood, I was bleeding all over my clothes and all over the floor.
“We went downstairs and the police were there.”
“It’s not something isolated, it’s common. We were seen as entertainment, that’s what makes me so angry.”
Melania, who moved to the UK in February and is on a year’s sabbatical from her medical studies, says she felt safe as a gay woman in London and was stunned by the attack.
After they had attacked the women, the men stole their belongings too. She said: “I do not remember when the bus stopped or who called the police.”
She released the picture to raise awareness of violence against women and gay people.
“What prompted me the most to tell the story is the violence against women that I perceive, not only here in Europe, but also in Uruguay,” Melania added.
Melania said: “What upsets me the most is that violence has become a common thing, that sometimes it’s necessary to see a woman bleeding after having been punched to feel some kind of impact.
“I’m tired of being taken as a sexual object, of finding out these situations are usual, of gay friends who were beaten up just because.
Hopefully the men responsible are brought to justice and the girls will recover fully following this incident.
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