Seven white people were beat up by a group of men shouting “Black lives matter” this weekend in Akron, Ohio, according to police.
Police said seven white men were walking when they were approached by five black men and two white men, shouting, “Black lives matter.”
The suspects started hitting them with bottles, punching and kicking the victims. One victim fell to the ground and was kicked in the head several times before losing consciousness. The suspects then took the victims’ belongings before running off.
Both Akron police and University of Akron officers responded and located the suspects nearby.
Next page: Find out what the suspects were charged with.
The men arrested in connection with the attack were:
• Anthony M. Valasek, 18, charged with rioting, felonious assault and robbery.
• Bret D. Young, 25, charged with rioting, felonious assault and robbery.
• James C. Vance, 22, charged with rioting, receiving stolen property and assault.
• Raejon W. Williams, 18, charged with rioting, receiving stolen property and assault.
• Jessie L. Butler, 19, charged with rioting and assault.
• Shane R. Thompson, 20, charged with rioting and assault.
• Jordan M. McCrae, 22, charged with rioting.