A video of a police dog attacking an officer, who was among a group of officers attacking a protester, recently went viral with over 5 million views.
The video was originally posted on the Twitter account of Apex World News on Saturday. The account also claimed that the incident happened in Bristol, U.K.
Bristol has been immersed in protests against the police since March 21, which soon turned into a riot.
According to several reports, the protesters aimed to keep it peaceful, but their events last week were interrupted by the police and turned violent.
The video shows four police officers zeroing in on the victim as they drag him and push him over a street divider. The victim is then seen with his head down and legs up while he is being beaten by one of the officers. The officers then pull him up and drag him around as he tries to pull away from them.
Police dog sees cop acting aggressively, bites the cop and frees the protester. pic.twitter.com/mC6bj93m7k— Chad Loder (@chadloder) March 27, 2021
Suddenly, the police dog starts barking and jumps and bites one of the officers who is holding the victim. Even in an attempt from another officer who tried to hold the dog, the dog still managed to lunge towards the leg of the first officer.
During the attack, the victim was able to set himself free.
People on Twitter rejoiced this mini victory, and hailed the dog for doing what it was trained to do: Attack an aggressor.