A local writer/editor and several others were injured by a violent mob on Saturday night in the Spring Garden section of the city, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
The paper reports that around 9:30 p.m., a group of 50 to 100 young people began assaulting pedestrians as they walked along Broad Street.
Among those attacked was a group of seven people. The group included Emily Guendelsberger, 27, an entertainment and arts editor for the “Onion” and Daily News writer Molly Eichel, who tells the paper that a group of about 20 teens began chasing them down the street.
“We heard kids yell ‘run, run,” Eichel tells the Daily News.
The mob caught up with the group of friends and began punching and kicking them, even breaking Guendelsberger’s leg, reports the paper.
Luckily, some of the females in the mob helped protect the woman as did other passers-by.
Guendelsberg remains in the hospital. Close friends and co-workers are accepting donations to help her out with the medical bills she is incurring as a direct result of the attack.
According to the Daily News, Police also responded to an attack by a large group at Broad and Fairmount, just a few blocks away.