This is inhuman- vicious, harsh, cruel, merciless, brutal.
Am in 2 minds about posting the video. The footage reveals the following
1. The camera wasn't hidden. It even had a light attached to it. They didn't care about being 'caught' on camera; on the contrary they seem to have their performance on display.
2. The mob identifies the faces of the perpetrators. 4 have been arrested so far.
3. The video is an assault . It could also be argued as the dilemma of 'documentary' footage. While we would not have experienced this shock without the footage , we can't help but question why the camera person didn't do more- if we could assume he/she was the only person with reason in this mob. Who shot this footage? Can anyone connect us to the camera person so that we interview this person?
4. Mobs and intervention. What would stop this behaviour at that time? Police? You? Me?
A counter 'peace mob'? And or constant working on the simple attitude that street harassment is every body's business. It's not 'just a women issue'. ( more on 'whose issue' in the next post)
We will examine case studies relating to mob behaviour and immediate successful intervention. To begin that we will document mob led attacks. If you know of someone working in this area - please do connect us right away.
We don't recommend you watching the footage unless you promise to be disgusted , outraged, sickened ,shocked, saddened and angered and importantly urged towards changing the scene.
But ,what if you were there?