More violence is erupting in America’s streets, this time in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where “protesters” are reportedly now showing up armed to demonstrate against the local police department.
After another alleged police-involved shooting resulted in a black many dying, Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) extremists staged a standoff where they blocked an armored police car from proceeding down a street.
Reports indicate that at least two armed rioters approached the moving vehicle, prompting police who were positioned on top of it to begin lobbing tear gas canisters at the crowd. Just moments later, at least one of these armed protesters began firing at police, escalating the situation even further.
Video footage of the incident, which you can watch below, depicts a war-like scene in which mostly white young people surrounded the armored police vehicle and threatened those inside of it with violence.
This is insane. BLM rioters armed with semi-auto rifles have shut down the street in #Kenosha and ordered a Sheriff’s vehicle to stop. Video by @livesmattershow. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/cDhmOBG1p9
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 24, 2020
A younger-looking white male with an assault weapon was then seen pointing his firearm at the vehicle as he threatened to shoot. This resulted in a tear gas “grenade” being launched out of the vehicle, quickly clearing the streets.
“The loud bangs sounded distinctively like gunshots and … after the person filming the video shifted to the direction the shots apparently came from, an armed rioter was there with his weapon raised,” writes Dylan Gwinn for Breitbart News.
The incident that set this all off was captured by video from the second floor of a building across the street. A black man is seen in the footage walking around an SUV as police officers yelled at him to stop. The man then tried to enter the SUV, presumably to grab a weapon, prompting the officers to start shooting.
What is strange about the footage is that there was no apparent recoil from the first officer’s firearm being discharged. The officer behind him also appeared to have shot some rounds, though this would have been outside normal protocol as the first officer was right in front of him and could have easily been injured or killed himself.
It was a strange situation, to say the least. But it quickly erupted into chaos, with even Gov. Tony Evers issuing a statement against the police officers, despite not knowing any of the details as to what actually transpired.
“While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country,” Evers said in a highly-charged political statement.
“We stand with all those who have and continue to demand justice, equity, and accountability for black lives in our country.”
Evers went on to condemn the “excessive use of force and immediate escalation” that supposedly happens every time a police officer engages with “black Wisconsinites.”
“I have said all along that although we must offer our empathy, equally important is our action. In the coming days, we will demand just that of elected officials in our state who have failed to recognize the racism in our state and our country for far too long,” Evers further gushed.
In the moments after the incident, angry blacks began pouring out of their homes to scream at the police and throw bricks and other projectiles at them. One officer was reportedly struck in the head with what appeared to be a brick, resulting in him being knocked unconscious, much like what happened to independent journalist Andy Ngô, who was badly injured by a concrete “milkshake” back in 2019 simply for making an appearance during a Portland Antifa “protest.”
More related stories about the chaos and violence spilling over into America’s streets can be found at Chaos.news.
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