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Graphic Video Shows Brutal Attack In Atlanta

WARNING: Graphic language and disturbing imagery.

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The posts were widely circulated on Twitter Wednesday night and Thursday morning, with many saying the victim of the attack was a transgender woman.

I just inadvertently came across the Vine of the attack on a trans woman in Atlanta. I'm ashamed to call that place home

أوستنيات@austiniyaat

I just inadvertently came across the Vine of the attack on a trans woman in Atlanta. I'm ashamed to call that place home

10:26 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So, I just watched the vine of a trans woman being curbstomped (killed?) that has racked up thousands of likes in a day. I need to throw up

F+F | Dark Adelheid@AdelheidStark

So, I just watched the vine of a trans woman being curbstomped (killed?) that has racked up thousands of likes in a day.

I need to throw up

9:45 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I wish vine didn't play as soon as you click on the tweet it's posted in.That ATL attack on a trans woman was extremely disturbing to watch.

Iraq Needs Peace@kim_tastiic

I wish vine didn't play as soon as you click on the tweet it's posted in.That ATL attack on a trans woman was extremely disturbing to watch.

11:18 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There is a vine of a man curb stomping a trans woman with thousands of likes. I just heard about it. Holy shit, humanity.

K.T. Haché @papierhache

There is a vine of a man curb stomping a trans woman with thousands of likes. I just heard about it. Holy shit, humanity.

10:43 AM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Georgia Voice, an LGBT publication in the city, reported the victim is transgender, but noted they do not know who the victim is or how they identify.

Police told the paper they have no record of the attack, saying it must not have been reported. Atlanta Police did not immediately return BuzzFeed's message seeking additional comment.

Update: Multiple people have called the Atlanta police about the trans woman whose attack was posted on Vine. They refuse to help.

Vivian@VanguardVivian

Update: Multiple people have called the Atlanta police about the trans woman whose attack was posted on Vine. They refuse to help.

10:33 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The videos — five in total — were posted by Vine user TriAngle SquarE and show a heated argument between the victim and a group of men outside the store, identified as Stratosphere Skateboards in the Little Five Points neighborhood.

When contacted Thursday morning, an employee named Peter McBride answered the phone at Stratosphere Skateboards, but would say little about the incident, explaining, "I wasn't even at work that day."

And despite that, McBride told BuzzFeed, "The Vines look more deceiving than what really happened."

When asked if another employee who witnessed the incident could comment, he ended the call.

All of the Vine posts appeared to have been removed late Thursday morning. The Georgia Voice compiled the clips in a single video posted to YouTube. WARNING: The video is graphic.

View this video on YouTube

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