Brazil protest against rape and violence
Demonstrators attend a protest against rape and violence against women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

More than 30 men savagely raped a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 21, sources reported.

The teenage girl, accompanied by her lawyer, spoke to CNN on Monday and revealed her version of the story.

“I fell asleep and woke up in a completely different place,” she said. “With a man under me, one on top of me and two holding me down, on my hands. Many people laughing at me, and I was drugged, out f it. Many people with guns, boys laughing and talking.”

According to Reuters, the assault gained attention after one of the aggressors shared a video of the horrific happenings on Twitter. The clip showed images of the semi-conscious girl surrounded by men who repeatedly insulted her while showing their face on camera. One of them reportedly yelled, “More than 30 impregnated her!”

Over the weekend, thousands of Brazilians invaded the streets of Rio demanding justice, not just for this case’s victim but also for all the other women who have been ignored by the authorities after being sexually assaulted.

During a press conference last Friday, officials revealed they were able to identify four of the 30-something men after reviewing the footage posted on social media, including the girl’s boyfriend.

“With the help of the general population, which reacted in an exceptional way by denouncing the video, we were able to identify some people,” said Rio Cyber Crimes Unit lead investigator Alessandro Theirs.

Fernando Veloso, head of Rio’s civil police department, said, “There are all the indications that this rape did in fact happen, but we still have to investigate further before we can absolutely confirm it.”

During her interview with CNN, the teen revealed she was not very hopeful of what the justice system can do for her.

“If I have to wait for the justice system, they’ve already shown that nothing is going to happen,” she said. “I am waiting for the justice of God. That might be late but it never fails.”

She continued, “I knew there would be no justice, that I would be ashamed. In the first moment, I didn’t even want to tell my mom. Now I am sure that if I was going through this alone it would be much worse.”

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