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2nd Georgetown student assulted in anti-gay attack

Georgetown UniversityGeorgetown University is reeling after the second alleged attack on a student in less than a week. A man assaulted a young man early Sunday morning after repeatedly using gay slurs.

About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a male student was walking about a block from campus when a man in a leather jacket and face paint approached him and began shouting an anti-gay rant, according to police.

The man then assaulted the student before fleeing, according to the Georgetown Department of Public Safety.

The student was treated at Georgetown University Hospital and released.

Last Tuesday, two men attacked a female student on Canal Road, using gay slurs, and then knocked her down and hit her. She was wearing a t-shirt supporting gay rights.

Also, on Monday, a written slur was posted on the door of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Resource Center.

About 200 students attended a vigil in Red Square on Monday night in support of the victims. They want to draw attention to homophobia and urge Georgetown to do more to combat it.

Tuesday night students at Georgetown are holding a vigil to show their solidarity against these hate crimes.

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