Police violently clash with BLM protesters at anti-Democrat #WalkAway march in DC (VIDEO)
Video from the event shows a violent confrontation between the demonstrators and police. It’s unclear what exactly led to the physical altercations, but the protesters were reportedly trying to disrupt the day’s events using megaphones and sirens.
Police can be seen pushing protesters away, and several of the demonstrators fight back. At least one can be seen hitting an officer before being brought to the ground by several others. Those attending the Walk Away rally, which brought out thousands, begin chanting, “back the blue” as the person who hit an officer is being arrested.
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One BLM protester can be heard screaming, asking why another protester is being arrested. An attendee of the rally answers by saying he was “causing trouble.”
About 30 mins ago DC Police park Officers wrestled with BLM Protesters at today’s @RealWalkAway rally. Multiple arrests have been made. #dcprotest#dcprotests#Breaking#Breakingnews#HappeningNow#DC#WashingtonDC#UNSILENT#WalkAwaypic.twitter.com/VJXiaGHHzP— RawsMedia (@rawsmedia) October 3, 2020
The DC chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement tweeted about the counter-protests on Saturday, calling the Walk Away rally a “white supremacist” event, despite it featuring multiple minority speakers, including commentator David Harris and musician Joy Villa.
Hey all! Don’t forget, tomorrow (Saturday) we meet at Freedom Plaza in DC at 11 AM and March to Sylvan theater for our big big big rally tomorrow beginning at 12:30 PM at Sylvan! Let’s do this!!!! pic.twitter.com/y0Fn6QLDxI— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) October 3, 2020
The group warned protesters to take video and pics of the police, but not their “comrades.”
If you are protesting the MAGA and white supremacist downtown in #DC right now:-most of them are still maskless. Keep your masks on, pass out extras to your comrades- record and take pics of the police, not protestors or your comrades- blur faces before posting pic.twitter.com/djcA5E9iSV— Black Lives Matter DC (@DMVBlackLives) October 3, 2020
The Unsilent March was hosted by the Walk Away movement, which encourages Democrats to ‘walk away’ from their political party and support more conservative and independent causes.
Another look at the big crowd of Trump supporters marching in DC pic.twitter.com/cWo2vZWNfp— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) October 3, 2020
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