Egypt’s prosecutor-general ordered on Friday the detention of two young men pending investigation for assaulting, bullying, insulting, and stealing from a Sudanese child.
The prosecution also accused the two men of filming the incident and uploading it on social media to garner more views and profits.
The incident took place a few weeks ago.
The video shows a 14-year-old Sudanese boy attacked by two young men in Giza's Ard El-Lewa neighborhood. The boy had just bought grocery for his mother.
One of the two men threw rocks at the boy and insulted him, while the other filmed the incident using his mobile phone.
When the Sudanese child tried to defend himself, the two men showered him with racial slurs and attacked him. The child ran away, leaving behind the grocery bag, which the men took.
The Tiktok video went viral, stirring a massive wave of anger among social media users who demanded the young men’s arrest.