'I hope someone kills your whole f***ing family!': Disabled BLM protester berates police at Portland riot
As police were clearing the streets of Portland amid ongoing Black Lives Matter protests Saturday, one man was hospitalized with a fractured skull, caused by non-lethal munitions fired to disperse crowds on the 45th consecutive day of protests. Donavan La Bella, 26, underwent emergency surgery Sunday to treat his head wounds, sustained outside the city’s Justice Center.
Elsewhere in the city, another protester claimed she was disabled and therefore unable to comply with police orders to walk faster. In shocking eyewitness footage from the incident, after being pushed by one officer, the woman can be heard saying, “I hope someone kills your whole f***ing family!” and “I hope they kill you too.”
BLM PROTESTER TO PORTLAND COP: “I hope someone kills your whole f*cken family” pic.twitter.com/ocVU0mHyi1— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) July 12, 2020
“I hope someone burns down your whole precinct with all y'all inside... can't wait to see it,” she adds, concluding the brutal tirade of curses.
However, many commenters online were unsympathetic to the woman’s pleas, remarking that she clearly wasn’t too disabled to participate in a riot.
Obese woman says she is disabled as a reason for not following police orders at the Portland BLM/antifa riot. https://t.co/ZZOxFf4Snj— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 12, 2020
But she wasn't too "disabled" to not go rioting. https://t.co/RD865nbGd4— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 13, 2020
But we live under oppression ? You can spit and curse at the “man” and nothing happens to you ? Talk about a delusional reality— Squip. (@7pneuma) July 12, 2020
“What she said about hoping the officers family dies should be a hate crime!”wrote one flabbergasted tweeter.
The unrest continued throughout the weekend and into the early hours of Monday morning as protests in the wake of George Floyd's death show no signs of letting up.
Some demonstrators even lit a fire at the base of the former site of the city's elk statue, which had been unceremoniously torn down, as protesters vented their anger and frustration at the authorities.
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