Chicago Police arrested 4 suspects over Facebook Live video of man tortured amid anti-Trump chants :- On Wednesday, a disturbing video circulated on social media showing a young Chicago man tied up and being assaulted by four people.
Chicago police said that we had arrested the suspects seen on the Facebook Live video attacking and taunting the duct-taped man, while yelling racially-charged obscenities.
The Chicago police said that the victim man was described as mentally-disabled.He was taken by the four suspects from a Chicago suburb to an area in the southwestern side of the city, and was with them for 24 to 48 hours.
As per the police that one of the 4 suspects was a school acquaintance of the victim. The suspects are black and the victim is white.They were said to be young adults over 18 years old.
In the Facebook Live video originally posted by one of the arrested perpetrators, the suspects are seen laughing during the assault and repeatedly yelling – Fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!
In the video, one can see that the victim can be seen squatting in a corner with his mouth duct-taped, and his hands and legs apparently tied up. His clothes are partially cut, and a part of his hair is cut down to his scalp causing a bleeding wound.
At a news conference, Chicago Police Chief – Eddie Johnson said that It is sickening. The four suspects were being held pending formal charges.
Police had not determined yet whether the incident constituted a hate crime or a political motivations behind the attack.
Authorities said the victim has been released from a hospital.