Last night around 9-10pm at SW 13th and Stark, my friend was assaulted by a group of men who punched her and hurled garbage at her, including a beer can, demanding that she lose weight. The photos of the assailants below were provided by a nearby apartment building.
If you can identify any of the people in the photos, please call the Portland police non-emergency line, 503-823-3333.
I’m furious. A group of white men beat and hurt my less-than-five-feet tall Latina friend because they felt she was disobeying an authority they thought they had over her body. Women need to be able to walk home at night (or anytime, anywhere) without fear of harassment and harm. Don’t let these men get away with it. If you have an idea of who they might be, report it.
Editor’s Note: What is posted above is what I knew about the assault before I talked to the victim. If you would like more information, here is some news coverage below with further details.
Watch coverage from Fox 12.
Coverage from KATU: