Italian government’s anti-LGBT rhetoric blamed for brutal beating of trans woman in Milan

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05/26/2023

A video of a trans woman in Milan being pepper sprayed, kicked and beaten by three police officers has caused a stir in Italy, with many drawing a link between the incident and growing transphobic rhetoric in the country. The footage shows officers repeatedly hitting the woman, a Brazilian national, as she sits on the ground without showing any kind of resistance. She raises up her arms and takes off her glasses. Then receives one last blow to the head before an officer finally handcuffs her.

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