Cities and communities across the country have been damaged and destroyed as some protests have turned into riots.
The protests and riots began in Minnesota after video emerged of a now-former Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, leading to his apparent death.
Last week, one Democratic governor who chose not to keep his state safe or stop any riots is now asking President Donald Trump for $500 million to help repair the damage.
In fact, one liberal-controlled city is demanding white people take bias classes to address their apparent racism.
CNN’s Don Lemon seems to be admitting that the Black Lives Matter movement does not actually care about all black lives.
Now, a recently resurfaced video clip from a month ago has been making the rounds online from the riots in Minneapolis following Floyd’s death.
Several people cornered a woman who was in a wheelchair, punched her in the head, and then someone doused her with a fire extinguisher.
A woman in a wheelchair was punched in the head and sprayed with a fire extinguisher after trying to block protesters – allegedly with a knife in her hand – during the George Floyd riots in Minneapolis last night.
The woman claimed she was ‘peacefully protesting’ to stop people from looting a Target store, but she was quickly set upon by a crowd who subdued her in angry scenes on the second night of violence in the city.
The crowd outside the Target store shouted that the woman had a knife, and footage showed her holding what appeared to be a sharp object.
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Other accounts claimed that the woman was not disabled and got out of the wheelchair to attack some of the looters.
Named online as Jennifer, she later said she had been ‘punched in the head several times’ before others tried to restrain her.
A woman in a wheelchair was sprayed with a fire extinguisher after trying to block protesters outside a Target store. Onlookers claimed she had a knife and the video is captioned: ‘She stabbing people’
Footage of the violent clash has been widely shared on social media, including by conservative writer Andy Ngo.
While some deplored the video as a brutal attack on a disabled woman, others saw Jennifer as the aggressor and the fire extinguisher as an act of self-defense.
One widely-circulated clip has the caption ‘she stabbing people’, showing a crowd of people filming the woman as she sat in a doorway.
One man emerged from inside the store and tried to pull the wheelchair out of the doorway, wrestling with the woman as someone shouted: ‘She got a knife’.
Out of shot, another person then took hold of a fire extinguisher and sprayed foam in her face, prompting cheers from the crowd of onlookers.
The woman was completely obscured by foam for a moment as some onlookers appeared to throw projectiles towards her and others fled the scene.
The woman claimed she was ‘peacefully protesting’ to stop people from looting a Target store, but she was quickly set upon by a crowd who said she had a knife
Another woman carrying a teddy bear on her back approached Jennifer’s wheelchair and made a grab for something she was carrying, possibly the alleged knife.
A third woman then appeared from behind Jennifer and beat her several times on the head, drawing a rebuke from some of the crowd.
Speaking to a bystander afterwards, Jennifer claimed she was ‘peacefully protessting’ against the crowds.
‘I was peacefully protesting and trying to block the way so they couldn’t leave with carfuls of stuff.
Before she was sprayed with the fire extinguisher she was seen in another video as a man dragged her wheel chair and seemingly tried to push it over
‘They attacked me from front and back, they punched me in my mouth and my head. I got punched in the head several times.
‘I got grabbed from behind, people grabbed my wheelchair, they stole my keys, they stole everything they could off me.
‘I got maced in the face, I got covered in fire extinguisher stuff,’ she said, saying emergency medics had told her to go home.
Even then, Jennifer said she was ‘trying to block traffic’ so that ‘they don’t go that way’, putting a mask on as she spoke.