Video shows Police officers threw men to floor in Tongatapu

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A viral video shows police officers at the back of a parked Police van throwing two persons on the floor of a Police van.

A Police officer threw a man on the floor while a second man was apparently thrown into the back of the pick van by another Police officer.

The van was parked in the middle of a road intersection with its blue and red lights flashing.

It appeared the video was recorded after Police were trying to resolve an incident involving the two men.

The shocking footage was recorded last night in Nuku’alofa.

Kaniva News could not be able to independently verify the authenticity of the footage.

The video clip was uploaded to Facebook by a person known as Tai Tu’itavuki.

Ok Tonga Police what’s going on here 👿🤦🏽‍♂️

Posted by Tai Tu'itavuki on Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tu’itavuki told Kaniva News through Facebook the incident was recorded last night.

It has since been viewed more than 22,000 times and shared 494 times. It has 153 comments and received 142 reactions.

The footage has divided the online community with some people insisted this kind of Police brutality has to be stopped while others stood by the Police officers.

Some said they wanted to know the “full story” before they formed an opinion.

“[There] must be two sides of this video,” one commenter wrote.

Some people stood by the Police officers.

“When you are told to leave you have to go. Be obedient and the Police would not beat you,” another wrote in Tongan.

“Police officers are fed up with youths causing crimes and disorder.”

But many people were outraged by the clip.

“These Police officers should be sent to court,” another wrote in Tongan.

“The Police officers never learnt from the past incidents,” one wrote referring to a number of violent incidents in which Police officers got involved and some ended up being imprisoned or dismissed as a result.

Some commenters wrote swear Tongan words about the Police officers action.

1 COMMENT

  1. What’s wrong with the Tongan police these days why they beating people up in back of pick up vans and stomping on people heads with their boots … Tonga is so corrupt the goverment needs to do something about this and stop it from happening

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