Nabra Hassanen‘s name went viral this week when she and a group of teenagers were chased and attacked this week in a crime obvious hate crime that the Virginia police are referencing as a road rage incident. The teens were returning to the mosque from breaking fast. The group were chased by Darwin Martinez Torres, and Nabra was the only one who could not get away. After attacking Nabra and assaulting her, Nabra’s body was found in a pond, dead.
A memorial for the teen was set on fire in Dupont Circle on Wednesday. DC Fire department arrived at the scene around 8:30AM and found the remains from the memorial, on fire, at the Dupont Memorial Fountain on Connecticut Avenue NW. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire.
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A large group of individuals in the Virginia area and several cities created memorials to remember the team and denounce the hate crime within this road rage incident.
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DC Police have arrested 24-year-old Jonathan Soloman of South Carolina in association with the fire.
Nabra was only 17-years-old. You can donate to a fund for her family, here.
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Muslim Teenager, Nabra Hassanen’s Memorial Set On Fire In D.C. was originally published on hellobeautiful.com