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Berlin, Germany — Old Video Of Bulgarian Man Brutally Kicking a Woman Down a Flight Of Stairs Resurfaced With False Claims: Fact-Check

A disturbing old video depicting a man kicking a woman down stairs has gone viral, accompanied by a false allegation that native Germans are being targeted by a refugee from a specific Middle Eastern community in Germany.

Verified accounts on twitter, including (“@ajaychauhan41“) claimed in the twitter post that this is what is happening to Germany’s native inhabitantts. Without any reason or warning, a German girl was kicked by a Middle East immigrant refugee. This is what they currently do to infidels, and this is what they will do in the end. The twitter user also added “Wake up Hindus and make India a Hindu nation where all can live in peace.” . The post was made on Nov 19, 2023, which has received an about 35.4k views on X.

What is the Actual Truth About the Video? : Fact

In actuality, the video captures an unprovoked assault on a woman in December 2016 at a Berlin subway station in Germany.

Svetoslav Stoykov, a 28-year-old Bulgarian, was named as the accused after he was taken into custody. An article was published by The Guardian, which attached the visuals of the incident with the headline “Suspect arrested after Berlin underground attack on woman” on Dec 19, 2016.

dailymail also shared the incident in detail in an article published on June 27, 2017.

Afterwards, he received a prison sentence of two years and eleven months for the offence. It is unrelated to religion. VICE News published the article on July 6, 2017, which clarified the same.

Polizei Berlin (“@polizeiberlin“) tweeted “1/2 In the case of a kick from U-Bahn station Hermannstr. A suspected companion of the suspect was identified today.” on Dec 12, 2016.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating old videos with fake communal claims to set their propaganda over religion and to create communal disharmony by targeting a particular community.

Conclusion:

Claim : A false claim that a refugee from a specific Middle Eastern community in Germany is attacking native Germans has been circulated along with a disturbing old video depicting a man kicking a woman down a set of stairs.

Fact : The video, in fact, captures an unprovoked attack on a woman in December 2016 at a Berlin subway station. Svetoslav Stoykov, a 28-year-old Bulgarian, was identified as the accused after he was taken into custody. Later on, he received a prison sentence of two years and eleven months for the crime. It is not related to religion in any way.

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