The IndyStar reported yesterday that the Indianapolis Police Department is investigating an incident caught on video in which two Black Lives Matter protesters presented handguns to prevent a pickup from going through or around a road the demonstrators had blocked. Indy10 Black Lives Matter posted on its Facebook page that the driver attempted to hit some of its members.
Fox59’s report on the law enforcement investigation said the video, “…appears to show two people pointing handguns at a truck near where the protesters were gathered on Meridian Street.”
The Indianapolis Reporter has a different take. “While members of the group tried to redirect traffic, a driver in a blue truck revved the engine, sending protesters scrambling to the sidewalk,” it claims. “One protester, who only identified himself as ‘Icon,’ pulled a gun on the driver.”
The demonstration focused on the deaths of Dreasjon Reed and McHale Rose, both killed by Indianapolis-area law enforcement in early May. According to CNN Reed succumbed to gunshot wounds from a black officer after a leading authorities on a high-speed chase. WRTV reported that, “Rose may have been planning to ambush officers when they responded to the burglary call, IMPD Chief Randal Taylor said in May.”
And things took a serious turn on Aug. 16 in Portland, when rioters attacked a man after allegedly coming to the aid of a woman who was robbed.