'Racist’ man pushes black teen onto train tracks after hurling abuse at him, and then chaos erupts
The video starts with a heated exchange between three adults and Leroy Abraham and they reportedly hurled racist abuses at him. It is then that Jonas pushes him off the platform
A shocking footage of a 15-year-old boy being pushed onto a train track by at least three adults in Flanders, Belgium has been released, which shows a man hurling racial abuses at him and asking the teenager to go back to his own country.
Reports state that the teenager, identified as Leroy Abraham, was waiting for a train at Aarschot Station along with his older sister and younger brother when he was attacked by a man and two women in August this year.
The video shows a man, identified as 35-year-old Jonas V, pushing Abraham onto the tracks, who in turn drags the man down along with him and then starts showering punches at him.
The video starts with a heated exchange between the three adults and Abraham and they reportedly hurl racist abuses at him. It is then that Jonas grabs hold of the teenager and throws him off the platform, according to the Daily Mail.
When the boy attempts to get back to the platform, Jonas pushes him again, however, this time Abraham manages to grab hold of the man and brings him down along with him as they both fall onto the tracks.
This is in Aarschot, Belgium. These racists told this 15-year-old boy to go back to his country, then pushed him onto the train tracks. He handled them himself, though... pic.twitter.com/C4o5cqZvKi— Don Diva Magazine (@dondivamagazine) August 29, 2018
"When I fell [onto the tracks] my heart stopped for a moment because I did not know when the train would arrive," Abraham said while talking to a local news website HLN. "I was really afraid to die."
The clip then shows Jonas and Abraham fighting on the tracks before the other two women, aged 43 and 31, step in to save their friend. Another woman jumps into the scene, who is reportedly Abraham's older sister and tries to separate the people engaged in the fight.
Reports state that the other two women had abused Abraham's sister too and the video shows her push one of them and grab her by the hair. The entire incident was eventually put to a halt by station staff.
The 35-year-old was reportedly arrested shortly after the incident and was charged with "GBH with a racist character," according to HLN. Jonas also has a criminal record and was on probation when he attacked the teenager.