A disturbing video is going viral on MLK Day. Attackers video taped their assault on an Asian teenager in Chicago. Seven teenagers surround and mercilessly punch and kick a lone teenager making his face a complete bloody mess. This isn’t the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. had.
The original video has been deleted, but mirror videos are popping up all over YouTube. Early reports show that some of the attackers were white and others were Asian. The reason for this fight is still unclear. Hopefully justice will be served quickly.
Update: The attack happened around 4 pm in an alley in the 2800 block of South Princeton Avenue, just south of Chinatown.. The 17-year-old boy assaulted in the video was robbed of $180. Police report that the attack is a retaliation for a previous assault.
update: Looks like a case of Marie Curie Metropolitan High School vs Thomas Kelly High School.
Helpless Asian Teen Attacked and Jumped By 7 Others Behind School (contains violence and profanity)
update: Chicago CBS news report on the beating
update: CBS Chicago is reporting that the victim in the video allegedly took part in an October 2011 attack in which 20 teens jumped on two others.
7 Teens Charged In Brutal Attack (six boys and a girl)