Supporters of teen beaten by officers in Oak Lawn rally outside police department

OAK LAWN, Ill. (CBS) – Supporters of a teenager beaten by Oak Lawn police are rallying outside the department — calling for the officers involved to be fired.

Activists, including the Arab American Action Network, are also present.

The demonstration comes after a video posted online showed Oak Lawn police repeatedly punching 17-year-old Hadi Abuatelah while he was pinned to the ground during an arrest last week.

The incident happened after a traffic stop. Police video shows Abuatelah running away before officers attacked him.

Police say they found a loaded gun in his bag.

The teenager spent almost a week in the hospital.

He is still charged.

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