Amid a furious wave of anti-Donald Trump protests across the nation, disturbing footage from Chicago has emerged showing a mob beating the daylights out of a man — purportedly because he voted for the president-elect.
The footage, now making the rounds on social media, shows the victim being clobbered by at least two others, as others heartily cheer in the background.
“You voted Trump, you voted Trump!” onlookers scream during the repugnant scene.
Another person can be heard shouting, “You gonna pay for that sh–t” and “Don’t vote Trump!”
The footage was posted Wednesday, but the timing of the attack could not yet be verified.
The clip has appeared on the site of ultra-conservative radio host Alex Jones and the Metro UK.
A spokeswoman for the Chicago police said Thursday the department learned of the footage on Wednesday.
“We’re looking into it,” said Chicago police officer Nicole Trainor. “We have no new information to add to it.”
Storyful, a site that highlights viral video and pictures, traced the clip’s creation to Wednesday afternoon, off the Facebook page of a man named Robert Willis.
The beating happened on South Kedzie Avenue and West Roosevelt Drive, the site said.