A girl uttering “anti-ethnic statements” slapped a 31-year-old man during a massive pro-Palestinian march throughout the Brooklyn Bridge, cops stated.
The unknown lady — described by authorities as a 30-something with brown eyes and lengthy brown hair — approached the person strolling throughout the bridge at round 6:15 p.m. Saturday “whereas making an anti-ethnic assertion and slapped the sufferer’s face,” in accordance with the NYPD.
Cops didn’t make clear Sunday what “anti-ethnic” slogans the girl spewed on the sufferer.
She ran away proper after the assault, cops stated.
The NYPD on Sunday launched photos of the suspect within the hopes of figuring out her.
When she was final seen, the 5-foot, 7-inch-tall suspect was sporting a grey shirt, blue denims and sun shades.
The sufferer declined medical consideration, cops stated.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.
The assault occurred in the course of the Flood Brooklyn for Gaza protest, a three-mile march that started at round 3 p.m. in entrance of the Brooklyn Museum in Crown Heights.
Some 7,000 demonstrators — holding indicators with antisemitic slogans equivalent to “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free,” and “F—ok Israel, Justice Palestine” — converged on the Brooklyn Bridge by round 6 p.m., stopping visitors on the Manhattan-bound facet.
Police stated they shut down visitors on the Brooklyn-bound facet as a precautionary measure.
Cops have requested anybody with data to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
People can even ship tricks to the Crime Stoppers web site at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or @NYPDTips on X.