Men chant ‘Black lives matter’ before viciously attacking white victims, police say
AKRON, OH (WOIO) – A group of men chanting “Black Lives Matter” was accused of viciously beating up seven white victims in Akron early Sunday morning.
According to the police report, the attack happened around 12:30 a.m. in the area of Carroll and Goodkirk streets.
Police said seven white men were walking when they were approached by five black men and two white men, shouting, “Black lives matter.”
The suspects started hitting them with bottles, punching and kicking the victims. One victim fell to the ground and was kicked in the head several times before losing consciousness. The suspects then took the victims’ belongings before running off.
Both Akron police and University of Akron officers responded and located the suspects nearby.