By Parker Marie Molloy
Originally published on Advocate.com July 03 2014 3:59 PM ET
Late Tuesday, video surfaced of a transgender woman being assaulted in front of Stratosphere Skateboards, a skate shop located in Atlanta's Little Five Points district. This attack comes just one month after two Atlanta trans women were brutally assaulted aboard a MARTA train.
The video, comprised of a series of short Vine videos, shows the woman pacing in front of the shop, engaging in a verbal altercation with a number of people. In the video's final moments, a man can be seen throwing the woman to the ground and stomping on her head.
According to The GA Voice, the Atlanta Police Department was not yet aware of this incident.
“I have checked with Zone 6 Command and searched myself but cannot locate a reported dispute at that location,” Atlanta Police Department employee Gregory Lyon told the Voice. “It’s quite possible the person being attacked in the video did not report this to us.”
In a statement to the Voice, Georgia Equality executive director Jeff Graham condemned the attacker, and urged the city of Atlanta to make the protection of transgender individuals a priority.
“That’s another horrific attack against a transgender or gender-variant person," Graham said. "I hope that the person who has been attacked comes forward so that the police can fully investigate. It is also time to address the overall violence that transgender people live with every day through increased public education and enforcement of the policies that the city of Atlanta has put in place."
Watch video of the attack below, with a trigger warning for violent images and language: