Starving Syrian Refugee Boy Beaten By Burger King Manager For Eating Leftovers
An starving eleven year-old refugee boy was beaten bloody by a Burger King manager for eating leftover French Fries. The manager was later fired.
The photo shows a Syrian refugee boy severely beaten after eating a customer’s leftovers in Istanbul.
The National reported:
A Syrian refugee child has been beaten by a restaurant manager in the Turkish city Istanbul for eating a customer’s leftovers, local media reported on Saturday.
A photo circulating on social media shows the 11-year-old boy sitting bloodied on stairs after having been beaten Wednesday by the manager of fast food chain Burger King’s outlet in the Sirinevler district.
The reason for the beating, accounts say, was the boy eating a customer’s leftover chips.
Halil, who fled to Turkey with his family from Aleppo, Syria two years ago said he wanted to grab leftovers because he was starving, but the manager punched him in the face and kicked his feet, the ‘Milliyet’ newspaper reported.
The boy said he was begging in the streets of Istanbul to earn a living.
Burger King said that the manager was fired after the attack.
“This incident is unacceptable,” it said.
Turkish leftist students throwing red ink at a Burger King restaurant on Jan 23, 2014, in Ankara after a Syrian refugee child was beaten by a Burger King manager in Istanbul after eating a customer’s leftover fries. ( AFP pic)