Rally Scheduled in Response to McDonald's Beating

Advocates plan rally in support of transgender victim

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    A rally will be held Monday night in support of a transgender woman beaten at a Baltimore McDonald’s.

    The attack happened Monday April 16.

    The victim, Chrissy Lee Polis, 22, identifies herself as transgendered. She said the beating was a hate crime. Polis said before she was attacked, one teen yelled that Polis was a man using the women's restroom. The teen also accused Polis of talking to her male acquaintance.

    Baltimore County police said a 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile and 18-year-old Teonna Monae Brown was charged with first- and second-degree assault.

    A McDonald's employee used a cell phone to record the attack but did not intercede to help the victim.  The owner of the franchise said that employee was fired.

    Speaking to the Baltimore Sun, Polis said that watching the video was "like walking out of the closet all over again."

    Monday’s rally is scheduled for 7 p.m. outside the Rosedale McDonald's where the beating happened.

    The video of the attack is posted here.