Sunday 05 December 2021

Police arrest 14-year-old for attack on girl who said ‘I am who I am’


Police in Amstelveen have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the attack on Tuesday on 14-year-old Frédérique Brink.

The girl was hit repeatedly in the face, sustaining serious injuries, when she refused to answer a group of boys who asked her if she was a boy or a girl. ‘It is not important. I am who I am and you can be whoever you want to be’, she is quoted as saying by her father.

Police are treating the case as LGBTI related violence based on witness statements and are still investigating the case.

Frédérique herself has reportedly said she does not want long sentences for the boys, much less for them to become the victims of a witch hunt, her father Paul Brink told the AD. ‘All she wants is for this to lead to more awareness, for those boys and for the world,’ he told the paper.

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