Raymone Harding accused of assaulting male performer

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Police have made an arrest in the violent assault of a drag performer in Northwest Washington.

Raymone Harding, 28, is accused of attacking the male performer inside a restaurant in the 1800 block of 14th Street NW on June 23. A bystander caught the 3:15 a.m. assault on camera.

Harding has been charged with simple assault. A second woman is wanted by police.

A string of recent attacks involving gay and transgender victims in the District has advocates on edge, who fear that hate crimes are on the rise.

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