City Pages hosts video yanked by punks who assaulted bystanders


Earlier, we posted video of a group of boys identifying themselves as Somalis knocking bikers over, tackling unsuspecting runners from behind, shoving kids and generally threatening folks for what appeared to be the pure fun of it.

We ran down message boards where commenters began to identify the assailants, as well as the St. Paul neighborhood where the attacks took place. The heat turned up. The video was pulled down. The police are investigating. And we are now hosting the video clip someone didn't want you to see, thanks to some enterprising -- and outraged -- souls in the bike community who archived a version of the video.

UPDATE: YouTube has determined the video is violent and violates its standards, so they have removed it as of 9 p.m. Tuesday.  

Check it out. Know anyone in the clip? If you do, drop a dime to the St. Paul police.