Speakers’ Corner Assault Suspects

Speakers’ Corner assault suspects
Photo via The Guardian

Three violent males believed to identify as trans women are sought by the Metropolitan Police after a a 60 year old woman was punched in the face, knocked to the ground and kicked after one of the suspects tried to steal her camera. The assault took place at Speaker’s Corner in London on Wednesday, 13 September 2017.

Ironically, the woman was at Speaker’s Corner to discover the venue for a meeting to discuss the Gender Identity (Protected Characteristic) Bill 2016-17 which is currently before parliament and could have profound consequences for women in the UK. The venue had had to be kept secret as transgender activists had bullied the original venue into cancelling the meeting. Janice Turner, the Times columnist, who was at Speakers’ Corner, described the violent confrontation in this article in The Times [registration required or view image here]. Further coverage is available via Sky, The Mirror and The Sun.

 

Press release issued by the Metropolitan Police detailing an arrest and an interview under caution made in connection with the case http://news.met.police.uk/news/appeal-following-assault-in-hyde-park-270076

Clear footage of the assault is available on YouTube

 Media reports

Feminist Current http://www.feministcurrent.com/2017/09/15/historic-speakers-corner-becomes-site-anti-feminist-silencing-violence/

Gender Trender https://gendertrender.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/timeline-of-trans-activists-beating-a-woman-in-hyde-park/

The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-battle-over-gender-has-turned-bloody-2wpkmnqhh

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/26/woman-punched-in-brawl-between-transgender-activists-and-radical-feminists

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/24/violence-against-women-transgender-debate

Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/26/three-sought-60-year-old-woman-beaten-transgender-row/

Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5019051/Police-appeal-transgender-activists-beat-feminist.html

International Business Times http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/police-hunting-three-men-involved-attack-transgender-rally-hyde-park-1644642

Evening Standard http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/police-hunting-three-men-involved-attack-transgender-rally-hyde-park-1644642

Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-punched-face-transgender-group-11190060