The alarming video depicts an African gang savagely beating a defenseless man with a variety of weapons in a Paris suburb, according to reports.
“Shocking images from our neighboring country! We are about to lose control of our continent,” Vlaams Belang wrote in the video caption. “Our people are completely abandoned and surrendered to pure barbarism.”
The real lynching happened at the foot of a building on Wednesday evening, around 19:30, where a white teenager aged about 16 was savagely assaulted by the African gang.
French daily Le Parisien detailed some of the circumstances surrounding the attack, which unfolded in Garges-lès-Gonesse, but did not include the very disturbing footage. An “ultra-violent brawl” involving around 50 people broke out shortly after a shooting, the newspaper reported.
The street fight saw two teenagers admitted to hospital, according to Le Parisien.
“The video images show how a young man is heavily battered by an African gang with, among other things, iron bars, hockey sticks and [metal] petanque balls,” Sceptr reported however.
Police have reportedly arrested three suspects aged 14, 16, and 20, and they are being held in pre-trial detention.
A gang of Africans found a white male hiding under a car outside a residence building and dragged him out before proceeding to assault him. The victim was taken to hospital in serious condition and has received 67 stitches to his head.
Two other youths were shot and wounded in the same evening. On site, the investigators found and seized some of the weapons used in the assault on the white teenager.
The brawl pitted migrant youths from the district of La Muette to others from the sector of the same municipality of Paris, also in Garges. The trigger for this violence is still unknown. But several brawls have occurred in recent days, giving rise to arrests of minors, reflecting a renewed tension.
On Wednesday, youths were fighting each other in the Simone-de-Beauvoir high school sector in the area.
Police officers of the departmental security of Val-d’Oise are leading the investigation. The three youths involved in the lynching of the Rue des Mûriers had their detention extended to Thursday evening.
Extra police services have been deployed the area of Garges, with the support of CRS. At the municipality, several mediators were mobilised to try to stop the violence.