(Tea Party PAC) – Protests have erupted all over Minneapolis, Minnesota in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer and the protesting has spread to other parts of the country, most notably to Los Angeles.
Hundreds of protestors gathered and stopped traffic on the 101 Freeway near Union Station in LA. When California Highway Patrol cruisers arrived they were met with aggression and violence. Protestors hurled a skateboard through the back window of one cruiser and shattered the windows of others.
After a skateboard was used to smash a window, one protestor, who was sitting on top of the police cruiser, was thrown from the vehicle. After which the vehicle was swarmed by angry protestors who clearly looked to want to get the officers out of their cruiser and cause them harm. Apparently that will bring justice for Floyd’s death…
NBC News 4 reports on the shutting down of the freeway:
When a CHP patrol car arrived, demonstrators surrounded it. The car’s back window was smashed by a skateboard and it jerked forward and moved away with several protesters who had jumped onto the hood. News footage showed one man finally hopping or jumping from the side of the moving car and then flopping onto the ground.
A second CHP car arrived and was attacked, with one demonstrator hurling what appeared to be a board through the back window before it moved off.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the man on the ground was seriously injured but protesters surrounded him and others formed a line across the lanes to prevent traffic from moving forward.
Firefighters then arrived and took the man away on a gurney. He was upright and raised one hand in a salute or protest. He was expected to be evaluated at a hospital.
By 6:25 p.m., protesters began moving off the freeway and dispersing.
The crowd continued moving through downtown LA streets, and was mostly dispersed by 7:30 p.m. Traffic was blocked but appeared to be lighter than during a normal rush hour because of coronavirus restrictions. Most demonstrators weren’t wearing masks or following social distancing suggestions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The protest was organized by the group Black Lives Matter-LA. At its peak, hundreds of people gathered outside the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice.
— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) May 28, 2020
Protesters are blocking the 101 freeway in Downtown Los Angeles and just smashed a police car window. pic.twitter.com/1q15WcXdXh
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 28, 2020
Happening right now.
Downtown LA on the 101 freeway.. pic.twitter.com/0lTrvLOdBb
— Wendy & Lisa (@wendyandlisa) May 28, 2020
Some on Twitter attempted to incite more angst by suggesting that highway patrol ran over a protestor, which was absolutely not true:
Our comrades from @revclub_la just sent us this footage. Live in Los Angeles, protesters taking over the 101 freeway. They're reporting that the pigs just ran over a protester!!
Justice for #GeorgeFloyd, the whole damn system is GUILTY!
Get organized for an actual revolution! pic.twitter.com/trUUVICEt9
— The Revcoms (@therevcoms) May 28, 2020
Ironically, Twitter did not mark that post as “false” or give any additional information so that users would know that California Highway Patrol did not actually run over a protestor with their cruiser.
The protests in LA and Minneapolis will accomplish nothing except making the protestors look like the uncivilized people that they are.
The justice system is not perfect and neither is the law enforcement system. As long as these systems are run by humans there will be corruption and crookedness but that doesn’t mean all cops are bad and, as a society, we are much better off with the police and law enforcement agencies than we would be without.