Editor’s Note: This video appeared on the Sierra Eye Twitter channel today and is beginning to circulate widely. It’s important to note that the authenticity of the video is still unknown. There is no indication of when it was shot, who uploaded it or where it took place. The purpose of highlighting this video is simply to make you aware that it is out there, given the heightened importance that social video plays in shaping perceptions and narratives.
A video that appears to show a fight breaking out between a Chinese manager from the China Railway Seventh Group and a group of local employees, presumably in Sierra Leone, is now making the rounds on Twitter and other social media channels. The encounter begins as a dispute and then quickly escalates into a full-fledged fight when the Chinese manager knocks papers out of the hands of one of the employees and then proceeds to attack that individual with a spear-like object.
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