Three “youths” in France sparked widespread outrage after they assaulted a disabled man and posted the video on Facebook.
The youths were arrested and appeared in court Tuesday.
The “youths” knocked the disabled man down.
Then they threw the disabled man into a creek.
Three French teenagers have been detained after they filmed themselves assaulting a young mentally disabled man and posted the footage on Facebook, sparking widespread outrage, a police source said Tuesday.
The video filmed on Sunday in the southeastern town of Fontaine shows two of the boys pushing the 18-year-old in a park, making him fall and shouting at him before shoving him into a stream, from which the bewildered-looking victim emerges and walks away.
According to the police source, a 14-year-old and 15-year-old were detained on Monday over the assault, and two other boys were held on Tuesday.
One of the boys, a 12-year-old, was released and sent home after being questioned.
The victim was not hurt in the incident, which Marie-Arlette Carlotti, junior minister for the disabled, described as “hugely shocking” and a “barbaric assault”.
French prosecutors are due to question the three teenagers later on Tuesday.