The 22-year-old transgender victim of a beat down at a suburban Baltimore McDonald's says the attack was a hate crime.

A three-minute video showing Chrissy Lee Polis being viciously kicked, punched and dragged by two teenaged girls – one 14, the other 18 – went viral on Friday. In the video, one employee and a patron attempt to intervene, but most of the witnesses stand idly by and several men can be heard laughing in the background. Toward the end of the video, Polis appears to have a seizure after one of the suspects kicks her in the head.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the McDonald's employee who recorded the video has been fired.

Polis told the paper that the attack was “definitely a hate crime.”

“They said, 'That's a dude, that's a dude and she's in the female bathroom,'” said Polis. “They spit in my face.”

“I knew they were taping me; I told the guy to stop,” she added. “They didn't help me. They didn't do nothing for me.”

The video was taken down from YouTube by site administrators, who said it violated the site's policies, but returned on several other sites, including the popular Drudge Report and World Star Hip Hop.

The attack took place on April 18, police said. Both suspects are being prosecuted by police.

According to the police report, the suspects said the fight was “over using a bathroom.”

Polis also told the paper that she intends to sue the fast food chain.

“Anyone in my predicament should not be afraid to walk the streets,” Polis said. “They should not have to go into a restaurant and get gawked at and made fun of. They shouldn't be afraid to leave the house. It's just wrong.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)