Some guy standing in the street is being whacked by sticks from the police.

Apparently this is the Hong Kong riot police and I'm not exactly sure where the riot is. I do know one thing, if this beating happened in America, there would definitely be some riots already!

Luke de Pulford reposted the video on Twitter and said, "This shocking video is now verified, I understand. The U.K. has treaty obligations to Hong Kong. Behold, the state of those promises."

The video was originally posted by an account named UpSideDownHK.

WATCH the whacking:

How many public lashes does it take to get a guy arrested?

Not sure what his crime was, or who he is, so probably not acceptable to comment much further.

Let's just say, if he did some bad things we don't know about, then I don't feel bad about it.