Interracial couple targeted in Georgia, 23 year-old male Andrew Quade beaten severely by 3 black males
Via Mail Online, which headlines: White man beaten to a pulp in public square for dating African-American woman in Georgia.
A Georgia man was left bloodied and bruised after he was brutally attacked for dating an African-American girl. The interracial couple were strolling through Ellis Square, a public space in Savannah, shortly before midnight last Friday, when they say three black men began taunting them.
The provocation began as racial slurs, then the scoffers started blowing kisses and suddenly the trio jumped the boyfriend, Andrew Quade – who is white, beating him and leaving him barely conscious.
There’s also a local television report from WBTV. Video below. The couple claims they were targeted and feel it’s a hate crime.
Andrew Quade’s eye is swollen shut and his face is swollen after the 23 year old says he was attacked in Ellis Square Friday night.
He was with his African-American girlfriend walking through the square when he says three men shouted racial slurs at them. The next thing the couple remembers, Quade was unconscious on the ground.
“He was basically left for dead. I don’t want to go into all the gory details, but they could have stopped, but they kept going,” said Quade’s girlfriend Olufisayo Bakre.
Bakre says three black men began yelling at them as they walked to a friend’s birthday party.
“One of them was making racial comments at us and one of them was blowing kisses. It was very aggravating,” Bakre said.
Quade said he tried to ignore the comments.
“I didn’t want to freak out on them because I thought they were saying something about me and my girlfriend. I wanted to get more information and understand the situation. But before I could, I was knocked out,” Quade said.
Quade said the next thing he remembers is waking up in an ambulance.
“I think of this as a hate crime. It’s that simple,” Bakre said
The couple says they’ve felt discrimination before, but never anything like this.