An 18-year-old Muslim woman says she was approached by three men — who are believed to be have been drunk — while waiting for the uptown 6 train at 23rd Street in Manhattan at 10 p.m. on Thursday night.
New York City police say that the men yelled “Donald Trump! Donald Trump!” while following the woman onto the train, only to continue saying things such as “You fucking terrorist! Get out of this country!” and “You don’t belong here!”
After reportedly breaking one of her purse straps, they tried to remove her hijab while yelling, “Get that fucking thing off your head!” She got off the train at Grand Central Station to report the harassment to the police, who are currently investigating.
This news comes after some Muslim women have expressed fear of wearing the hijab after Trump’s win — and with a reported increase in harassment and hate crimes since Election Day.