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Iyanna Dior, black trans woman, beaten by mob in Minnesota

Shocking footage shared on social media shows Dior being attacked by group of around 30 people.

By Will Stroude

Warning: The following article contains graphic images of violence which some readers may wish to avoid.

Shocking footage shared on social meda has shown Iyanna Dior, a black trans woman from Minnesota, being violently beaten by a group of more than 30 people.

A video of the incident shows the moment Dior is attacked by a mob of mostly men after entering a store in Minneapolis, where protests against the killing of George Floyd have been taking place for more than a week.

The incident was allegedly sparked by a minor car accident moments before.

In a separate video shared to Facebook, Dior reassured followers she was recovering following the incident, which left her with brusing and swelling as well as minor injuries to her forehead and teeth.

Footage of the attack prompted outrage on social media, where many called for an end to the epidemic of violence against black trans women.