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Black transgender woman brutally beaten by a crowd of men in a store

Iyanna Dior
Iyanna Dior Photo: Screenshot/Twitter

A black transgender woman was beaten by a crowd of men, according to early reports on social media.

The victim has been identified as Iyanna Dior, and people posting a video of the attack to Twitter say that the aggression occurred this past Monday.

Related: Dallas transgender woman brutally attacked by mob in broad daylight

The video, which does not show what led up to the attack, shows a woman being beaten by at least a dozen men at a store. She is pushed out of the store by the crowd but worked her way back in and hid behind the cashier’s counter.

“You gotta come out,” someone in the crowd yelled. Then a man went behind the counter and pulled her out.

At least one person referred to Dior with “fa***t ass” in the chaotic video that has been viewed 1.8 million times so far.

“Iyanna Dior, a black trans woman, was beaten yesterday by a crowd of over 30 people over a fender bender,” wrote activist and author Hope Giselle in a tweet.

Content warning: The video shows graphic violence.

Dior wrote on Facebook that she is “OK” after the attack, suffering only minor injuries.

“I Just Need Some Time To Process Everything That’s Going On Thanks To Everyone Reaching Out Making Sure I’m Ok ❤️ Imma Talk Real Soon,” she wrote in a post.

On Twitter, people denounced the attack.

Others shared her ID on Cash App ($NajaBabiie) so that people can help her with medical bills and other expenses.

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