BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNN) – What seems to start as a fight between two girls seen here in this video, posted on YouTube, suddenly turns ugly.
There is now a gang of girls punching and kicking the one girl in the bright blue top. It escalates into a free for all.
Community activist Tony Herbert, who says the disturbing video was shot in this McDonalds, is deeply concerned, “It was still a gang assault. And those kids that committed this crime have to know there are penalties behind these kind of things.”
What’s disturbing and far too graphic to show as the fight continues for several more minutes the long girl is being pummeled and kicked in the head after she is knocked into the ground and no one comes to her defense.
“They are cowards for not speaking up. I think they are real cowards,” said resident Donia Ainsley.
“They feel like they have to resort to violence to get a point across. The culture we live in today is sad,” resident Kevin Davis said.
No one has come forward to report the brutal beating, but police clearly was not going to let it happen again.
As throngs of teenagers from nearby Erasmus Hall high school tried to congregate at the McDonald’s, they were encouraged to move on.
“It happened on the spur of the moment. They were on top of it, but at the end of the day they are investigating it and we’re hoping to get somebody apprehended very soon,” Herbert said.
Others believe the community should be outraged by the violent nature of the fight.
“It bothers me that these kids are not living in unity with each other. You are trying to be together but it really worries me that this is going on in our community,” Stephanie Green said.