A pair of white teens were viciously attacked by a large group of black youths after a fireworks display at a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania festival on Sunday evening, authorities report. The beating capped off a weekend filled with violence after black teens rampaged through the area, destroying property and smashing car windows.
The white teens, brothers from nearby Newville, Pennsylvania, had driven in to Harrisburg to attend the Kipona festival and the attack occurred while were walking to their car after the evening’s fireworks display.
The victims were swarmed by a large group of African American teens near Third and Walnut streets on Sunday night.
Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter admitted that the attack was racially motivated.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Chief Carter said that the two out of town white brothers were “minding their own business” when the large group attacked them, yelling racial epithets.