Printer Friendly

Boy wields gun to family prompts on Facebook video.


Natalie Hami

A VIDEO of a young child wielding a gun and shouting fascist remarks that was posted on Facebook by his grandfather will be handed over to the Attorney-general's office today by police, to see if it has broken any laws.

The video shows a child of about four being prompted by his Cypriot grandfather, who asks "Who are you going to shoot?" He then answers "Turks and communists."

Hanging on the wall in what is believed to be the grandfather's house is a small poster of the Greek military junta, who ruled a dictatorship in Greece from 1967 to 1974. "Where's your junta?" the child is asked by the grandfather and the child then proceeds to knowingly point at the poster on the wall.

During the course of the one-minute video the child is asked repeatedly by his grandfather who he will shoot, until the child answers "Turks and communists" and then shouts "bam bam" while pretending to shoot something in front of him.

"Long live the junta," the grandfather shouted on the video, "long live the junta," the child repeated.

With these responses the grandfather answered pleased, "well done my boy, my Greek."

The video was originally posted on the grandfather's Facebook profile page about two weeks ago accompanied by the comment "upholder of our Greek-Christian ideologies," in reference to the child. A second shorter video, entitled "national debt" was also posted the same day starring the same child with the comment "my brave boy."

According to the grandfather's profile page, three people commented that they "liked" the video, titled "upholder of our Greek ideologies."

According to national broadcaster CyBC, the name of the user is known so it is not possible that someone has tried to make him look guilty.

Both videos were removed yesterday evening from the Facebook user's profile page.

Copyright Cyprus Mail 2009

Provided by an company
COPYRIGHT 2010 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Cyprus Mail (Cyprus)
Geographic Code:4EUGR
Date:Nov 17, 2010
Previous Article:German market victim of Eurocypria demise.
Next Article:President stresses importance of Cyprus' merchant shipping.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters