The fatal blow that led to the death of German student Tugce Albayrak was apparently filmed by a nearby surveillance camera.
It captures footage of the Saturday night scene on November 15 in a McDonald’s parking lot. At around 4 A.M., one man starts swinging while another man tries to hold him back.
However, as highlighted in the video, the knockout blow sent Tugce Albayrak straight to the ground – a blow that would ultimately lead to her death.
The one-minute surveillance video of the incident was posted online by TimeLapseTR on Sunday.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Tugce was beaten after defending teenage girls in a McDonald’s bathroom located in Germany. The 22-year-old suffered head trauma after being hit by one of the men that had been harassing the girls she defended. She was pronounced dead on Friday after being removed from her life support machine by her parents on what would have been her 23rd birthday.
The men were reportedly waiting for Tugce outside after they had been bounced from the restaurant because of the heroic actions she had taken against them.
The Washington Post reports that an 18-year-old Serbian man identified as Sanel M. admitted that he had smacked Tugce Albayrak “in the head” and was arrested shortly after the fatal attack.
German President Joachim Gauck made a public statement about the heroic acts of Tugce Albayrak as well as his emotional reaction to what happened to her.
“Like countless citizens, I am shocked and appalled by this terrible act. Tugce has earned gratitude and respect from us all. She will always remain a role model to us, our entire country mourns with you.”
People from all over the country decided to hold candlelight vigils to honor the memory of Tugce Albayrak, laying down flowers and lighting candles. Over 100,000 people have even went as far as signing an online petition requesting Tugce Albayrak to be awarded a national medal of honor posthumously for her actions.