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Police officer filmed beating young man with baton in Saint-Josse

After a video posted on social networks showing police knocking out a young man with truncheons, an investigation is carried out, and could lead the official to the out of police department.

A video posted to social media the day after the World Cup semi-final between France and Morocco shows a Belgian police officer beating a young man to the ground with a baton in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. An investigation has been launched.

In the footage, that circulated widely on social networks, a Belgian police officer can be seen running after two young men before beating one of them with a baton. The young man collapses and the video cuts off before resuming when the officer has turned his back on the collapsed man before appearing to leave the scene.

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