August 17, 2020, 10.18 PM

BERLIN, KOMPAS.com - An investigation on possible police brutality in Duesseldorf has been opened after a weekend incident caught two officers pinning a young man to the ground.

The video revealed one German police officer holding the young man’s arms behind him and the other office holding the man’s head with his knees, authorities shared Monday.

The Saturday evening incident has since been widely shared on Twitter in which a bystander can be heard saying “move your knee, brother” and “that's not funny”.

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Duesseldorf police said in a statement the officers had been called to a restaurant at about 7:30pm Saturday in a central part of the city on reports that about 10 people were rioting.

The youth who was pinned was apparently not involved in the fracas, but “disrupted police measures” when they arrived on the scene, then assaulted officers when they were trying to identify him, police said.

After the incident, the youth, whose name and age weren't given, was taken to the police station for identification and then handed over to his legal guardians.

“The video in question is being intensively analyzed and evaluated with regard to how the police intervened,” Duesseldorf police said in their statement.

The investigation is being conducted by police in nearby Duisburg “for reasons of neutrality”, police said.

Germany has seen many Black Lives Matter protests since George Floyd was killed May 25 in Minneapolis by police officers, with one officer holding his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes.

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