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Video: Shocking footage shows a violent mob attacking Nigerians in an Indian mall last night

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In a disturbing video that has emerged amid rash of racist attacks on Africans in Greater Noida near Delhi

In a video, an African man is seen kicked, punched and beaten with dustbins at a mall in UP’s Noida.

NEW DELHI: In a disturbing video that has emerged amid rash of racist attacks on Africans in Greater Noida near Delhi, a man is kicked, punched and beaten with steel dustbins by a large group at a mall.

The footage, apparently filmed on a mobile phone at the Ansal Plaza in Greater Noida, has been shared on WhatsApp by the Association of African Students in India.

A black man is seen curled up on the floor, trying to block with his arms the repeated blows from the mob, which thrashes him with stools, bins and whatever the attackers can grab hold of. No one tries to help the man or stop the attack that appears to take place in the middle of the mall’s ground level. The video was apparently taken from a hidden point on the first floor.

After at least three reported incidents targeting African nationals, senior police officer Dharmendra Kumar told NDTV that security has been provided at hostels and colleges. Many African students study in universities in Greater Noida, a township right next door to the capital.

On Monday, three Nigerian students were attacked by a mob of around 100 in the area. A student pleaded with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet asking her to “act fast”, saying that living in Noida was becoming a “life-threatening issue”.

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