UPDATE: Teenagers Arrested and Charged With Hate Crime After Incident on Bus

Earlier this year, two women were attacked and beaten by a group of teenagers the upper deck of a bus in London.

The women, who are a lesbian couple, were being harassed by the teenagers as they gave lewd gestures spoke vulgarly to them trying to get them to kiss each other. When they wouldn't leave them alone, the young men attacked and the two women fought back.

Now the teenagers have been arrested for committing a hate crime.

According to Fox News,

The three boys, aged between 15 and 16, appeared in Highbury Corner Youth Court on charges of harassment by using threatening or abusive words or behavior, the Metropolitan Police said in a news release. Two of the boys pleaded guilty to offenses of an aggravated hate crime.

The teens had thrown coins and made lewd and homophobic gestures at the women, police said. Security footage from the bus showed the boys fighting Geymonat and Hannigan, punching the women several times. After leaving them with bloodied injuries to their faces, the teens robbed the women.

Speaking shortly after the attack, Geymonat said the teens had surrounded them and attacked her girlfriend after they refused to kiss.

“The next thing I remember was Chris in the middle of them and they were beating her,” Geymonat said. “I didn’t think about it and went in. I was pulling her back and trying to defend her so they started beating me up.”

The identities of the young men have not been revealed and possibly won't be given that they are all minors. But I would presume that they are of a particular ethnicity or even a particular religion based on what has been said to the women and from what I can see in the video. I just hope we find out who they really are and their motive.