Police in Reno are investigating a white woman who was caught on camera punching a black actor in the head while calling him racial slurs.
Actor and singer Elijah Ahmad Lewis posted a video on his Facebook page Wednesday that showed him in a confrontation with a white woman on a sidewalk in Reno.
Lewis says that he was walking down the street to buy a sandwich, when he started hearing a woman behind him calling him names. Lewis claims that he initially decided to ignore the woman, who then got angry and pursued him.
She allegedly charged at him and hit him in the head, after which Lewis shoved her away and took out his camera to begin recording her. At this point, the woman tried to walk away and he began following her.
When she saw Lewis behind him, she started hurling racial epithets at him while once again punching him in the head.
“Don’t record me you f*cking n*gger!” she said after hitting him. After that, she walked away but kept calling him a “n*gger” as she left.
After news of the video began to spread, Reno mayor Hillary Schieve posted a message on Twitter announcing that the Reno Police Department were actively looking for the woman shown in the video. She also said that “hate will not be tolerated” in her city.
— Mayor Hillary Schieve (@MayorSchieve) January 25, 2017
Watch the full video of the incident below.
Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in Central African Republic
Security forces in Central African Republic beat and detained two journalists working for French news wire Agence France-Presse (AFP) covering a banned opposition protest in the capital Bangui, the reporters said Sunday.
Charles Bouessel, 28, and Florent Vergnes, 30, said they were held for more than six hours and questioned three times on Saturday after having been manhandled by members of the Central Office for the Suppression of Banditry (OCRB).
The pair also had their equipment confiscated and a camera smashed up.
AFP condemned the incident as "unjustifiable police violence".
Hong Kong leader apologizes as rally chokes city
About two million protesters choked Hong Kong's streets in a powerful rebuke of a reviled extradition law, organisers said Sunday, piling pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader who apologised for causing "conflict" but refused to step down.
The show of force saw vast crowds marching for hours in tropical heat, calling for the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam, who was forced to suspend the bill as public anger mounted.
Throngs of largely black-clad protesters snaked their way for miles through the streets to the city's parliament -- with the organisers' estimate for the crowd size doubling an already record-breaking demonstration the previous Sunday in the city of 7.3 million.
John Oliver perfectly explains the Mueller report in a way all Americans can understand
The overwhelming majority of Americans have not read the 400-plus-page report from special counsel Robert Mueller.
As it stands, it's unclear how many elected officials have either. It's become a problem for Democrats, who would like to impeach the president but can't get the American people to pay attention long enough.
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver has a solution. In his Sunday show, Oliver outlined a vital piece of the report that outlined just one of many obstructions of justice at the hand of President Donald Trump.
After he outlined what impeachment is, he showed Trump talking about the law that claims it's for "high crimes and misdemeanors." According to Trump, he has to be accused of both because it says "and." An annoyed Oliver corrected the president's incorrect assessment.