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PHOTOS: Rally at Rosedale McDonald's

Check out photos from the Monday night rally at the Rosedale McDonald's where Chrissy Polis was assaulted on April 18.

Hundreds of people gathered outside of the McDonald's in Rosedale on Monday night for a to end violence against transgender citizens.

The event came in the wake of the alleged assault on April 18 against by two females inside the fast food restaurant, located on the 6300 block of Kenwood Avenue. Polis is a 22-year-old transgender woman and her attack was recorded by a now-fired McDonald's employee. The video of the assault went viral on the Internet and has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people nationwide.

Two females have been charged with the assault on Polis and 55-year-old , who was hit trying to stop the beating. A 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile while 18-year-old , who lives on the 2000 block of Kelbourne Road in Rosedale, is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Here are some of the top images from Monday night's rally.

Sean Tully April 27, 2011 at 02:44 AM
Until someone shows me that the attackers assulted the woman because she was transgender, I will not view this as a hate crime, as defined by the law. Therefore, I am beginning to think that a lot of people are beginning to exploit the victim for their own purposes. The transgender community is using it to protest and racists are using it to spew their hatred. It was a horrible, senseless beating, but, unfortunately they happen every day.
Nikki April 27, 2011 at 02:58 AM
How about mouthing off about hatred of bullies?? That's my motivating factor to be outraged and enraged. I'm tired of reading about such senseless acts of violence happening and am thrilled this particular case has sparked reaction in so many! To state....unfortunately this happens every day is to suggest...oh well what are you gonna do? Wrong and rather sad mentality. Instead be thrilled that such a public cry of outrage has occurred and who cares for what cause!! To me....human rights is reason enough. Whether the victim was male female black white muslim jewish....anything...the attack was just plain wrong!!! Its time folks stood up and said enough!!!!
Sean Tully April 27, 2011 at 03:27 AM
Nope, I don't suggest at all that just because it happens every day there is nothing we can do. My point is that the attack was totally wrong, but it wasn't a hate crime, as far as I can tell from the news accounts, and it is beginning to be exploited by those with other agendas.
Sean Tully April 27, 2011 at 03:28 AM
p.s. Where were all the protesters when the two white kids beat the old black man at Ft. Howard last year?

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