Police arrest group who attacked Syrian refugee in Lebanon

Police arrest group who attacked Syrian refugee in Lebanon

There are millions of refugees in Lebanon (Stock image)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Police have arrested a group of people who allegedly attacked a Syrian refugee in Beirut, Lebanon, interior minister Nuhad Machnuk said.

A video of the incident has been uploaded online and shared several times, according to La Vanguardia.

It is not yet clear how many people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Footage of the attack shows a man on the ground being beaten and verbally assaulted by a group of young people.

The attackers in the video accuse the man of being a part of Isis and claim he wants to join a demonstration showing support for Syrian refugees.

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said yesterday (July 19) that the country couldn't bear the burden of refugees and called on the public not to spread hate.

It is thought there are around 1.5 million to 2 million refugees currently in Lebanon.