Mary Brandon’s shocking before and after Notting Hill Carnival selfies (Picture: Mary Brandon)
Lots of people will have shared selfies over the weekend, but few will have had the impact of Mary Brandon’s.
That’s because Mary was brutally attacked at the Notting Hill Carnival, and the selfie of her bruised and bloodied face shows the darker side of Europe’s biggest street festival.
Posting the picture on her Facebook page, Mary explained that the attack happened after she asked a man to stop groping her: ‘A man in the crowd grabbed my arse. When I told him not to he did it again. I pushed him away, exercising my right to tell a man to stop touching my body without my permission, so he took a swing at me and punched me in the face.’
Mary then spent the next nine hours in A&E being treated for her injuries.
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