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Congressman in trouble for manhandling… who?

North Carolina congressman Bob Etherdige is in trouble for manhandling a supposed student who approached him on the street with a video camera.

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North Carolina congressman Bob Etherdige is in trouble for manhandling a supposed student who approached him on the street with a video camera.

Etheridge, a Democrat, apologised on Monday. But he says he cannot say sorry to the young man or to the other "student" accompanying him because they refuse to reveal their identities.

In the footage of the incident - in which both young men decline to give their names or colleges - the face of one of them is caught on tape, but is deliberately blurred. The videos were posted on YouTube by "DCCameraGuy", and in just a few days have been viewed over 70,000 times. But the videographers' identities remain a mystery.