Madison Mavity, 24, and her husband were trying to defend a ransacked jewelry repair shop in the same building as their home.
Footage shows the men attacking the building as Mavity confronts them. The men begin to walk away but one, in a bright orange hoody, suddenly turns and throws a punch at Mavity. Her husband, who is obscured from view, is attacked by two other men, one of whom uses a wooden plank to attack both victims.
‘We were helping fix their window when more people came and rebroke everything,’ Mavity is reported as saying. ‘I was just trying to get them away. My husband’s hand is crazy hurt. I thought I maybe had a concussion. The whole left side of my body is bruised.
‘This is just senseless violence. I don’t want to bring negative connotation to what the Black Lives Matter movement is trying to say because I don’t think that they were a part of it.’
Rochester Police have launched an investigation.
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