A confrontation over check-out time turned violent after an Airbnb host in Amsterdam shoved a South African filmmaker down a flight of stairs, Reuters reports.
Sibalhe Nkumbi, who is studying in Europe, was in Amsterdam to review a friend’s art exhibition when the incident – which was caught on video – took place on Saturday. She was checking out of her Airbnb late when the host, summoned by his wife, lost his temper and threw her down the stairs.
2017.07.08: Amsterdam. One of my friends/ Inkanyiso crew members was pushed downstairs by the Airbnb owner where we stayed. He threw their belongings out … for few mins late checkout. She collapsed and ended up in hospital. She suffered internal injuries and bruises. Am so angry with this I couldn't even sleep. This is racism and can't be justified… violence on black bodies as you can see in this video. #racism #evidence #visualactivism #Amsterdam ???????… #lessthan24hours ago … a young black female pushed and hurt by a white male who screamed in a Dutch language. #genderbasedviolence … ? by #LeratoDumse @dumselerato of @dulovemedia
A friend of Nkumbi’s who was staying with her at the residence posted the terrifying video to her Instagram account. Nkumbi, who suffered a number of injuries, also took to YouTube to explain her side of the story, adding that the host made racist comments during the confrontation.
Local reports said the suspect was arrested and prosecutors are considering charging him with attempted murder.