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23-year-old woman killed after defending teenage girls who were being harassed

By Mason White 4:43 PM December 1, 2014
Tugce Albayrak 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A community is mourning the senseless death of a young woman in Germany.

22-year-old Tugce Albayrak was killed after stopping a group of men from sexually harassing two teenagers in a fast food restaurant.

Tugce Albayrak heard someone screaming for help at a McDonald’s in Offenbach, a town near Frankfurt. She went to the bathroom, and saw a group of men who were harassing two teenage girls.

After Albayrak left the restaurant the men attacked her and beat her. The surveillance video showed an 18-year-old man attacking Albayrak in the parking lot with a stone or bat.

The suspect’s friends was seen standing nearby and they did not stop the attack. The impact was so strong that the young woman fell to the ground.

Albayrak was rushed to a hospital, where she was placed on life support. Unfortunately, Albayrak was said to be brain dead and her family agreed to remove her from life support.

The 18-year-old man who was identified as Sanel M., was taken into police custody. He faces charges of murder.

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to the German government to grant a posthumous award to Albayrak, who was of Turkish origin.