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Attacked “for their hijab” in London

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — British police investigate racially motivated verbal and physical aggression against two seriously wounded women in the London Underground. According to the investigation, they were attacked because they wore the hijab.

Two women in their 30s and 60s, respectively, were assaulted at the North Ealing station of the London Underground because of their hijab, reports the British transport police on its website.

The incident occurred at 5:30 pm on August 23rd. The two women were first verbally abused and then physically attacked.

They were transported to the hospital. The oldest woman suffers from broken ribs, while the one who accompanies her has a bruise, bruises and internal bleeding.

The British transport police published on September 30 the image of a woman “who could hold information that could help the progress of the investigation”.

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