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Barbados: Homeless advocate, minister slam abuse caught on video

A viral trend in which homeless people are slapped about their bodies has unfortunately made its way to Barbados.

And it has resulted in two juveniles being held by police as investigations continue into the matter.

In the videos posted yesterday via social media, two young boys are seen slapping four elderly men across their heads in the vicinity of Spry Street and Roebuck Street, the City.

Two of the men were sitting having lunch when they were slapped, while the others were slapped while walking along the street.

In one of the videos a female can be heard shouting, “Stop it. That is not nice,” as a boy runs away.

Police public relations officer Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY the trend had surfaced on social media about a year ago, where people in different jurisdictions were slapping persons as a practical joke.

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