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Four arrested after torturing a man live on Facebook – VIDEO

A 30-minute video posted on Facebook shocked people around the world. The images show a tied young man with his mouth covered, sitting in the corner of a room and enduring violence from several people. Shouts can be heard in the recording, such as “f*** Donald Trump” and “f*** white people”, while the attackers are hitting the victim and even cutting his forehead with a knife.

The incident took place in Chicago and the police already arrested four people, two women and two men. The authorities handling the case stated that the victim is an 18-year-old disabled man, probably kidnapped from the suburbs.

The victim was found wandering the streets of Chicago and even had a seizure before being taken by the police to a nearby hospital.

In a related press statement, superintendent Eddie Johnson from the Chicago Police Department stated, “It’s sickening. It makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that”, while commander Kevin Duffin claimed that the victim recognized one of the attackers as being a pupil at the school in the neighbourhood. “It’s quite a possibility that this is a kidnapping and that’s certainly one of the charges we’ll be seeking if it turns out to be that. But, he’s traumatized by the incident and it’s tough to communicate with him at this point.”, he added.

Police representatives don’t think this was a political attack, with superintendent Eddie Johnson further saying, “I think some of it is just stupidity, people just ranting about something that they think might make a headline. I don’t think that at this point we have anything concrete to really point us in that direction, but we’ll keep investigating and we’ll let the facts guide us on how this concludes.”

Tamsin Ross