UPDATE: Recent Black College Graduate Beaten To Death In Greece Was Over A Selfie
According to multiple reports, the group of mostly white men who beat 22-year-old American graduate Bakari Henderson in Greece was enraged over his talking to a white waitress.
According to the Washington Post, Greek police spokesman Theodore Chronopoulos Video said that the brawl started after Henderson, who was vacationing with friends on the island of Zakynthos, asked to take a picture with a waitress. That quickly escalated into a fist fight involving other customers and two bar employees.
In security footage released, the mob is extremely violent, pummeling the young man to death in a span of just 30 seconds, Chronopoulos said.
According to the Daily Mail, a security guard who has been charged with Henderson’s death said that a group of Serbians were angry that he was talking to a Serbian waitress just before the fight began.
So far, at least 8 have been arrested and charged, including six Serbs, one Greek and one Serbian-Brit.
“They kicked and punched him to his body and his head,” he said. “His death came from hits in his head.”
Daniel Brown, one of three friends with Henderson, told ABC News that they weren’t speaking to outside people when the suspects initiated the fight. He said they immediately started CPR on Henderson after the suspects left and rushed him to a hospital.
As we previously reported, the Texas native recently graduated from the University of Arizona in May with a bachelor’s degree in business finance and entrepreneurship. It was his love for business that brought him to Greece, his family told CNN.
Henderson was there working on a photo shoot to launch a new clothing line.
Original Article/ Published 7-09-2017 “Recent Black College Graduate Beaten To Death In Greece”
An African-American tourist was beaten to death by a group of men while visiting Greece.
According to CNN, Bakari Henderson, 22, was at a sports bar in the Greek island of Zakynthos with his friends on Friday when a man approached him and began fighting. The brawl escalated into the streets, which prompted security to kick them out.
However, the fight continued on, including even more people such as the bartender and security guard. A report by the Daily Mail said that the attackers were “thought to have used brass knuckles to pummel his head” in an attack that lasted around 30 seconds.
Henderson was pronounced dead before they reached the hospital. His death was due to serious head injuries.
A Greek news organization reported that eight people have been arrested including a 32-year-old Serbian and a 34-year-old Greek national.
The Austin, Texas native recently graduated from the University of Arizona in May with a bachelor’s degree in business finance and entrepreneurship. It was his love for business that brought him to Greece, his family told CNN. Henderson was there working on a photo shoot to launch a new clothing line.
“Bakari loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, and meeting new people. He was a big thinker and enjoyed coming up with new business ventures. Bakari was an inspiration to all he met. He loved life and lived it to the fullest,” they said in a statement.
Officials from the University of Arizona sent their condolences to Bakari’s family.
“I can only imagine the deep sense of loss they must be feeling at his untimely death. It is always a tragedy when a young life ends before it has really yet to begin.”