WOODSIDE — Residents will rally Thursday to denounce anti-trans violence, after a transgender woman was assaulted with a hammer on a neighborhood street last week.
The rally starts at 5 p.m. in Woodside Plaza, at Woodside and Roosevelt avenues, just blocks away from where a 28-year-old woman was attacked with a hammer by a robber who tried to steal her purse.
The suspect jumped out of a car on 67th Street near 41st Avenue and tried to snatch the woman's bag at about 6 a.m. on Aug.17, police said.
Then the man struck her in the back of the head with a hammer, telling the victim he hit her because she is gay, sources told DNAinfo.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment and was later released. The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating, and police are still searching for the suspect, who fled the scene in a gray Toyota 4Runner.
"One more transgender woman who was viciously attacked in our neighborhood," a Facebook event page for Thursday's rally reads. "Let's demand justice for our trans sister!"
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