Horrifying video captured in Cincinnati Saturday night shows a mob of black concert-goers laughing and joking at the sight of a white victim, lying on the ground bleeding until police officers managed to rescue him.
The video, posted by the Gateway Pundit on Monday, shows a group of about 40 young adults laughing and squealing at the bloody victim on the sidewalk.
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The incident occurred following a Fourth of July hip-hop and electronica concert late Saturday night after downtown fireworks, as police faced an unruly mob throwing rocks and bottles. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Sunday that officers used Tasers on two individuals and made seven arrests.
Two officers were injured during the melee, one who was hit by a man in the crowd, the other who was struck by a bottle thrown from the mob, the Enquirer reported.
It was unclear what led to the assault on the bleeding man, whom police described as an “innocent victim” who was part of another group of people downtown Saturday night. He was treated at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and released, the Enquirer reported.
Cincinnati is slated to host Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game July 12, and police addressed their preparedness for the event in light of Saturday’s mob violence.
“The big difference between Saturday night and the All-Star game – regardless of the number of people – is that we will have an abundance of officers that will be there for a number of festivities,” Mike Neville, captain of the Central Business District for the Cincinnati Police Department, told the Enquirer.
“I do recognize concerns after last night,” he added, “but please recognize that our protocol and number of officers will be a lot larger than Saturday night.”
No charges have been filed in the assault, but police are investigating, according to the newspaper.