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16-year-old man victim of senseless violence
Leuven There is an investigation into a brawl at the end of January in the Bruulpark in Leuven. There was a 16-year-old man from Huldenberg heavy blows of three bullies who all filmed. It would go to minors.

The movie that the youth spread on social media, while they have their victim aftuigden in the Bruulpark, returns like a boomerang back in their faces. The video of the senseless violence was now almost 80,000 times viewed and massively shared. On the images to see how they the teenager to approach. “Why do ye so to me? Friend, listen”, it sounds by the man who was the first to punch out. Then follows a karatetrap in which two accomplices are also involved in the fight. They punch and kick the victim while he lies on the ground. A fourth person records everything with his smartphone.

Dries Van Langenhove

Dries Van Langenhove, the founder of Shield & Friends, picked up the video and shared it on his Facebook page. “In a film that I was forwarded is to see how a Flemish boy beaten up by a group of immigrants and even kicks in the face. Share these images so that the eyes of the people will finally open,” says Van Langenhove is on Facebook.

There are so many racist comments on there and we are not at all behind

Mother victim

The mother of the victim reacts in shock on the post by van Langenhove. “There are so many racist comments to read it, and we are not at all behind. My son wants to there no longer are confronted with. We let the local criminal investigation department do their work”, responds the mother. It will be Monday re-register with the police. Her son ended up after the blows in the hospital with bruised ribs and contusions in the face.

“He knew those guys. He was accused of a problem where he has nothing to do with it”, let's know. “Whenever we are about to start, clap”, responds a other knowledge. “He wanted to, there's not much about lost, but the story did quickly round. Since that Langenhove the message is shared, he is constantly accosted.”


The declaration of the incident, ran inside when the police HerKo (Herent-Kortenberg), but in the meantime, the criminal investigation department of the zone of Leuven, the research acquired. “In the Bruulpark themselves hung no cameras, so we will camera images in the area requesting”, says commissioner Marc Vranckx. The suspects would all still minors and who are students from two Leuven-based secondary schools. If it is a judicial persecution comes, they will have to give account for the juvenile court judge. The boy that everything filmed, risking at least prosecution for negligence.

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