A video of what appears to be a man of Middle Eastern descent striking a White woman in Sweden has been shared widely on social media. In the video, the perpetrator can be seen striking the woman with full force while the perpetrator’s friend who is filming laughs after she falls to the pavement.
Swedish media outlet Samhällsnytt reported that the video began spreading on social media this weekend, but it is unclear when the incident occurred.
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The original video featured the username “ALIBALOTELLII” embossed on the video, which was connected to an Instagram account that of the same name. Once the video gained widespread attention, the person who owned the account deactivated the Instagram page.
Sources told Samhällsnytt that the man seen in the video is a 20-year-old man named “Ali” who lives in a no-go neighborhood in Rosengård in Malmö, which has recently experienced riots from Muslim men after right-wing Danish activists burned a Quran in the city.