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A shocking video has surfaced showing a gang of girls attacking a woman who was sitting alone on a park bench in New York City.
It is not clear when the video, which appears to show an attack in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, was filmed but police are using it to try to identify the attackers.
Despite the attack taking place during the day, no one was seen coming to the victim's aid and a group of men standing nearby appeared to be encouraging the attack.
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Attack: A woman sat on a Brooklyn bench was beaten by three young girls
Shocking: Police are trying to identify the victim and the attackers after footage was shared online
The footage, which appears to have been filmed on a cell phone before it was shared online, shows a girl approach the victim on a bench and start beating her about the head.
Two other girls join in, and appear to be slapping the woman about the face and upper body, before dragging her by the hair on to the ground.
The victim is seen curled up on the ground, as the girls continue to hit, kick and punch her.
One girl, wearing pink shorts and a white T-shirt, pulls the victim half off the ground by her hair, while another of the attackers kicks her between the shoulder blades.
A third woman, in dark shorts and a blue T-shirt, then kicks the victim in the face and delivers several punches.
Brutal: The victim is pulled to the ground and her attackers appear to kick her and stamp on her
Violent: One of the attackers, left, is seen pulling the victim up by her hair as another girl prepares to kick the woman between the shoulder blades
No help: Bystanders appeared to be yelling encouragement during the attack
Believing that her ordeal was finally over, the victim sits up, clutching her head, just as one of the girls kicks her square in the face.
The attackers then walk off leaving the woman sat on the ground.
Throughout the attack, a group of men circle the women yelling, jeering and appearing to encourage the girls carrying out the beating.
At one point, a man appears to be referring to the attackers as his 'young hitters'.
The attack has sickened the community, and the victim is being encouraged to come forward, Pix 11 reported.
Vicious: The woman tried to curl up on the ground while the girls appeared to kick and punch her
Ordeal: The victim sits up just as one of the girls appears to kick her in the jaw
On Friday, Tony Herbert of the National Action Network called for an end to the violence.
'We can't afford for this to happen in our community. What we are asking for is the victim, we are asking her to come forward because we need to get these people off the street. And get them the counseling or whatever it is they need. So they won't do this to somebody else.
'They thought it was fun to kick them literally in their face and laugh about it,' he said.
According to NBC New York Police are investigating the assault.