A video of two Kenyan women being assaulted by a Lebanese Army official in Bourj Hammoud has emerged.
In the video, a burly man in civilian clothing is seen standing over the two women while holding them by the hair before he proceeds to rain blows on the screaming women as a mob joins in beating the duo.
The beating lasted for over 15 minutes before the police intervened.
This is the moment two Kenyan women were beaten by a 'Lebanese official' in Beirut pic.twitter.com/LhpoweLt6k
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) June 25, 2018
The Lebanese Army issued a clarification denying details of the reports while revealing that the said incident occurred on June 17th.
“The two women who were drunk assaulted an army member who was with his wife, and hit him with a bottle on his head. This prompted one of the civilians (present at the scene) to interfere and hit the two women,” the statement read.
The Army further stated that relevant security agencies were investigating the matter and that the civilian seen assaulting the women was detained by Military Police.
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