A Greek Cyprus man who was caught on camera viciously assaulting a Congolese woman in a racially-motive attack was reportedly expected to appear in court on Friday.
The attack happened on Wednesday in the Larnaca district of Cyprus. The woman, who is reportedly seeking asylum, was holding her 11-month-old baby as the man began attacking the woman, hitting and kicking her as she shielded the baby.
The suspect then tried to attack another man reported as her brother who was next to them as the suspect resumes attacking the woman.
Λάρνακα, χτες. Χτυπά αμείλικτα μέχρι και μητέρα με βρέφος. Η κουλτούρα του “απέλαση τώρα”, “τρώνε τα επιδόματα”, “στέλλει μας τους η Τουρκία” και της πίστης σε φυλετική ανωτερότητα. pic.twitter.com/HYUnX8SqfC
— Christos Hadjioannou (@Chris__Hadji) July 14, 2022
The man is reportedly heard telling the woman “this is my country and I will do what I want” as he assaults her.
The incident began when the woman tried to return a vehicle she bought from the man’s business because of mechanical issues.
The woman suffered injuries but the baby was unharmed.
The suspect was arrested the following day.
More about the racist assault can be found here.
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