August 17th, 2020
Violent rioters allegedly beat a man in Portland last night, kicking and punching him in the head, after he reportedly defended someone that had been attacked.
The man then appeared to attempt to flee the situation in his truck and later ended up crashing into a building, at which point he was violently attacked by what independent journalists have identified as Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists. During the attack he was kicked in the head from behind, which instantly knocked him out. Some of the witnesses attempted to move him.
WATCH (warning: extreme violence, language):
“A crowd is gathered around the unconscious victim’s body; some are pouring water on his head,” journalist Kalen D’Almeida tweeted. “Others can be heard arguing and establishing BLM responsibility for the attack.”
Journalist Drew Hernandez tweeted out videos from the incident that showed everything leading up the attack.
“Here is what took place before the man crashed his car into a tree here in Downtown Portland,” Hernandez tweeted. “BLM thugs began to harass and physically assault him and his female partner in the street for defending someone they robbed He then began to drive away to evade them.”
Hernandez also tweeted out a video of the truck crashing into a building, writing: “Here are the moments shortly after the man crashes due to BLM harassment and before they knock him out in Portland.”
“At 10:27p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an injury accident at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Taylor Street,” The Portland Police Department said in a statement. “The report said protesters were chasing the truck before it crashed, and they assaulted the driver after the crash.”
“Officers encounters a hostile crowd and a squad from the Rapid Response Team (RRT) responded to help secure the scene while the investigation was underway,” the statement added. “The driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. The incident is under investigation and no arrests have been made.”
Last month, Democrat House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler claimed, without evidence, that the violence in Portland was “a myth.”
Hernandez later added a separate tweet, writing: “For the record, this was the extreme rhetoric that was being preached by BLM just hours before they began to take to the streets and violently harass, rob, physically assault people and nearly execute a man.”
“I will continue my mission by any means necessary,” the speaker says in the video. “I said I will continue my mission for justice by any means necessary.”
The speaker then got louder, saying, “I don’t think y’all hear me, I’m gonna say it one more time. I said that I will continue my mission for justice to hold police accountable for murders and murdering our people by any means necessary.”
“And I’m sure we all know what ‘any means necessary’ is and how it can go,” the speaker added.
WATCH (warning: explicit language):