Waiting for my bus about a week ago, I witnessed a Hlemmur security guard hitting and kicking a (possibly homeless) man before throwing him outside the building and pushing him against a wall. It was around 19:00 when a man started yelling at the guard, who then turned around and struck him.
I pulled out my phone and did what the American citizen-journalist in me does when authority figures commit brutality: film it. The guard didn’t seem to care even after I started following him as he threw the man against the wall.
"We will ask his employer to release him of his duty until this has been fully investigated," Strætó Director Reynir Jónsson told me after viewing the video. "We want to back up the story a bit more before we take any more actions."
Reynir said security footage revealed the guard hit the man first. The guard told me the man threatened his family, but I don’t sp
In: Citizen Journalism
Tags: iceland, security, homeless, bum, fight
Location: Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland (load item map)
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