The sufferer of a beating by the hands of Pride Parade attendees in Washington Square Park this weekend instructed the media that he thought he’d die that evening.
As defined by the New York Post: 65-year-old Egyptian immigrant Nader Hassaneen got here out of retirement from being a road vendor again on Sunday, to assist a good friend of his son. The meals cart employee was severely beaten at a while earlier than 11 PM Sunday night, on the grounds of an accusation by a “Pride Parade” crowd that he made a hateful slur.
“I would never do that. I don’t have a problem with them, I know it was their parade. It was their day. They came out to have fun and enjoy themselves.”
It’s famous that the park space in query has a status for being a seedy a part of city.
Hassaneen defined to The Post that what occurred that evening was a lady yanked an American flag off his cart and demanded a Pride flag be flown as an alternative. He instructed the girl not to do this to his cart. His good friend mentioned the identical.
The girl seemingly didn’t just like the response, as after that’s when the assaulted meals vendor recollects her throwing sizzling sauce, after which the violence began. It left Nader with blood on his face, a broken lip, and cuts on his head.
“I have a broken nose. They say I might need surgery,” Hassaneen mentioned. “When I saw the blood in my cap and I was bleeding from my nose, I thought I was going to bleed to death.”
The Egyptian immigrant mentioned he was “scared” that so many individuals had been “coming” at him unexpectedly.
While eight individuals had been arrested for his or her behaviors that evening with regards to police-related obstructions, The Post says no person as of but has been arrested for the assault towards the meals vendor.