Three Black female SUNY Albany students were harassed and physically attacked early Saturday morning on an Albany city bus. A group of 10-12 white students yelled racial slurs, hit and kicked the victims after getting into an argument on the #11 CDTA bus. 

The Times Union reports that after the women got off the bus at a campus bus stop, they went to Albany Medical Center to receive treatment for scrapes on their faces. They also called the university’s campus police as well as the city police, who are looking into the incident as a possible hate crime, although no arrests have been made as of Sunday.

The victims took to social media to share their thoughts, which quickly gained traction on Twitter, Instagram, and popular college message board app Yik Yak. Other UAlbany students created the #JusticeforUA hashtag to question the university administration about its response to the incident.

SUNY Albany President Robert J. Jones released a statement Saturday evening saying, “There is no place in the UAlbany community for violence, no place for racial intolerance and no place for gender violence…I call upon all members of the University at Albany to unite. We must show the world that we stand for inclusiveness and stand against bias, violence and hatred.”

A campus rally in support of the victims is planned for Monday, February 1st.