“I Spoke Back to Street Harassment in Columbia Heights!”

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“I Spoke Back to Street Harassment in Columbia Heights.”

Location: 14th & U Street NW (Columbia Heights)
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

Two of my friends and I had stopped into a beer & wine store on 14th around 9:30pm Friday, 3/28/14. We are all 25 years old and were all dressed casually in jeans and sweatshirts. We exited the store with a 6-pack and began to walk east on 14th.

A very tall thin, well-dressed man in his late 20s paused, leered at us, and made a sexual remark. The street was bustling and it was hard to hear what he said. Something along the lines of, “You ladies want to drink that with me? Blah, blah, blah sexy.” We kept walking and he continues to walk the opposite direction. After about 5 paces, I turned and yelled as loud as I could, “Yo! FUCK YOU!” Some people turned to looks, and I turned back around and kept walking with my friends. Heard him yell a sarcastic “Ha!!” as we walked away.

Submitted 3/30/14 by “K.M.”

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