Far-left protesters surround a car on a street at the Black Lives Matter protest Saturday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and threatened to shoot the driver.
Of the BLM militants cocked a gun and kicked the car during the BLM demonstration protesting the police-involved death of Patrick Lyoya, a black man with a long criminal history who was shot in the head by a Grand Rapids police officer on April 4 after he refused to comply with the cop’s commands. Lyoya, also convicted of assaulting a pregnant woman, resisted during the early April arrest at a traffic stop and continued to place his hand on the officer’s taser gun.
The black-clad radical activists—including a pink-haired individual and a demonstrator in a gas mask—surrounded the vehicle halted at a lightstop.
“Hey, move that f*cking car!” a BLM protester donning a reflective crossing guard vest yelled at the driver. The sound of a firearm being cocked off-screen can be heard in a video of the altercation posted to social media. It appeared the shouting man was the one brandishing the weapon at his side. “Go!” the armed man yelled.
To which, a bystander stated, “They have a gun cocked. You guys gotta let ’em go. They have a gun loaded.” One of the leftist extremists proceeded to kick the exiting vehicle as it moved through the busy intersection blocked by protesters.
A woman in BLM apparel, a Royal Black Panther Party vest, and a white beret warned through a megaphone while on the crosswalk: “Do not do that!”
Investigative journalist Drew Hernandez, the host of the TPUSA show “Frontlines,” observed that the individual who cocked the pistol wore patches that represent the Royal Black Panther Party, whose slogan is “Serving and protecting the community by any means necessary.” The organization can be found on social media with photos of other comrades with similar patches and leather berets.
Far-left activist Talia “Jane” Ben-Ora and other Antifa comrades on social media were upset that one of the protesters has been trying to de-escalate and calm instigators wanting to turn violent at the BLM protest over the Easter weekend.
“I have no idea who’s behind the megaphones or mic checks but this is pure, classic op behavior,” Ben-Ora wrote about the “peace officer” on Twitter.
At night, the far-left BLM protesters confronted another motorist, unlawfully directed traffic, and demanded the person behind the wheel turn around.
BLM protesters rallied to protest the shooting death of Lyoya, the convicted woman beater. White Panther Party chairman Jacob Hansbury, of Hobart, Indiana, had crossed state lines to join the direct action event Saturday.
Hansbury’s activist organization, an offshoot of the well-known Black Panthers for white allies, has been investigated by federal authorities before for violent extremism, according to The Post Millennial‘s editor-at-large Andy Ngo.
The massive crowd of protesters shut down the street with one of the BLM militants in protest footage filmed carrying a rifle to intimidate the public.
Over in riot-torn Portland, Oregon, Antifa’s forces there set a dumpster fire at the Portland Police Bureau’s north precinct in a “revenge” attack over Lyoya’s fatal shooting. In addition to vandalizing the police station, Antifa caused damage across the northern part of the city to small businesses in the area.
No arrests were immediately made, but the investigation is ongoing.
Original Article: https://thepostmillennial.com/blm-protester-brandishes-cocks-gun-driver-michigan