SHOCKING video displaying a thug sucker-punch a girl on a road in Sweden has sparked outrage.
The footage went viral on social media over the weekend, and exhibits an assault reportedly carried out within the metropolis of Malmo.
The clip exhibits a person stood on a quiet road as a girl approaches.
The 2 don’t seem to have interacted within the lead-up to the assault.
As the lady walks previous, the person steps behind her and punches her throughout the correct facet of her head, knocking her to the bottom.
The lady falls off the pavement and between two automobiles, and seems to fall briefly unconscious earlier than sitting up clasping her head.
Her attacker runs away whereas one other man behind the digicam lets out hoots of laughter.
The assault is assumed to have been carried out within the Rosengård district of Malmo, Sweden’s third-largest metropolis, although it’s not identified when.
The perpetrator has not but been recognized, however unconfirmed studies in Swedish media say he’s a 20-year-old male.
Police in Malmo haven’t but launched any official assertion on the footage.
Social media customers reacted with outrage after the clip went viral.
“That’s completely disgusting,” wrote one person.
“Life in jail with out parole,” wrote one other.
A 3rd particular person stated: “From behind as nicely. Courageous man that.”
The assault echoes the “blissful slapping” development that started within the UK round 2005 earlier than spreading to different international locations in Europe.
The fad noticed a number of individuals perform minor and extra severe assaults on strangers for the aim of recording the assaults on a digicam telephone.
In 2013, the US additionally noticed a spike in individuals enjoying the “Knockout recreation”, during which an individual makes an attempt to knock out an unsuspecting sufferer with a single punch.
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The sport resulted in not less than 4 fatalities that 12 months, CBS reported.
Quite a lot of individuals linked to such assaults have additionally been charged with hate crimes.