(Natural News) Witnesses are reporting that Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Portland were involved in assaults on multiple people during the riot on Sunday, August 16. One man, who was beaten by a small BLM mob, even had to be rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after he was knocked unconscious.
“They were marching around saying it. They said it repeatedly. They were doing this because this is BLM, this is Black Lives Matter,” said Kalen D’Almeida, a reporter for Scriberr News.
“The people that were there, they were there to hurt somebody.”
Another reporter, Drew Hernandez, spoke to Fox News about how he witnessed the same event and believe that the man the BLM rioters assaulted was simply defending another person who was also being beaten and robbed. The victim drove away in his truck as he and the person he saved were being attacked.
“I think he just felt extremely threatened,” said Hernandez. “They chased him … until he finally crashed. When they finally caught up to him, they went nuts.”
“This was violent, extremely violent. Sometimes I forget I’m walking the streets of an American city in the Northwest. Sometimes it feels like you’re walking in a third world country.”
One female live streamer who was at the scene of the crime was even threatened by one rioter. “Do not record things that don’t matter to Black Lives Matter,” she was told.
BLM rioters started multiple fights throughout the night
Witnesses to the crime said that the incident started when several Black Lives Matter rioters in the area suddenly became upset at a man for filming near the Multnomah County Justice Center, where the organization has been holding their nightly rioting since it began back in late May. This group tried to eject the man from the riot, which led to a confrontation as several people in the area stood up for the man.
At another point during the rioting, at around 10:30 p.m., a man who had driven his truck to the area and parked it nearby came to the aid of one of the people who were assaulted by the mob. This prompted the rioters to turn on him, and they started issuing threats. A woman he was with was punched several times and was tackled to the ground.
When the man returned to his truck, the BLM mob surrounded it and started banging on it to force him to leave. In videos recorded of the incident, one person could be heard shouting “He didn’t do nothing!” as the rioters tried to destroy the truck and attack him while he was in his seat.
The man was forced to drive off. However, because of the chaos of the incident, he ran away from he was unable to drive properly for too long. This is compounded by the fact that the BLM rioters chased after his truck as he was driving away. The man crashed into a tree and then a building.
“They basically chased down his truck, caused him to crash, pulled him out of the car, started going through his car and just started assaulting him in the street,” said D’Almeida. “It was just horrific.”
Afterward, the violent mob went up to the truck and dragged the man out of it, tackling him to the ground as he begged for help. He was repeatedly assaulted while sitting on the ground or lying on his back. At one point he gets punched repeatedly while trying to call his wife.
“I ain’t trying to hurt no one,” he pleaded.
By the end of the whole ordeal, the man was rendered unconscious, with a large wound on the back of his head. The mob could also be seen going through the contents of his truck.
According to a report released by the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), officers were unable to take the victim away immediately because they encountered a “hostile crowd.” Another squad of PPB officers had to arrive before they could secure the scene and get the victim to a hospital.
“I hope the guy is alive,” said D’Almeida. “I’m just hoping I didn’t videotape a murder.”
Rioters in Portland encouraged by new liberal district attorney
When asked about why the Black Lives Matter riots in Portland are getting worse, D’Almeida believes that the mob is heartened by the arrival of Multnomah County’s new district attorney, Mike Schmidt, who announced that he would be dropping a majority of cases involving crimes committed during the riots. (Related: BREAKING: Oregon State Police abandon Portland after local left-wing D.A. refuses to pursue criminal charges against rioters who attack law enforcement.)
D’Almeida says that the lack of a strong will to prosecute cases against rioters is “enabling this sort of stuff to go on, night after night after night.”
Schmidt said in a statement that assaults will not be tolerated and that his office is coordinating with the PPB to investigate the incident. However, Brent Weisberg, a spokesman for the DA’s office, declined to comment on how many cases the office will follow through on since Schmidt’s new policy was announced, which means that there is no telling if the perpetrators of this event will even be sent to prison.
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