Video: A Japanese Artist, Activist, And Reporter Headed To The CHAZ Protest To Prove That Black Lives Matter In Seattle Was Peaceful. 15 Minutes Later He Left With A Black Eye.
Taro Osamu, a Japanese artist and activist, headed to the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in order to prove that the occupied community was “peaceful.” Things didn’t quite go as he planned.
When he arrived, Osamu noted that there were multiple instances of gunshots and that “at least one boy died,” but hilariously maintained that it was otherwise a nice place.
Then tragedy struck! Osamu was attacked by a rioter on scene and beat to a pulp. Who could have seen that coming? Everyone that has been paying attention.
“I was beaten up in 15 minutes,” Osamu tweeted shortly thereafter. “I will go home for today.”
Unfortunately, Osamu didn’t seem to quite learn his lesson. The next day he was patched up and back out on the street, fighting the power with the same hooligans that left him in a bruised pulp.
One Twitter user commented on his video that other (American) reporters have also been attacked in the Seattle, and that the rioters might otherwise be peaceful if they weren’t “reacting” to the camera. Apparently, we’re to believe that these are some uncharacteristically violent Amish protesters who explode in sudden rage when filmed.
Osamu: “A black grandmother who is three times as heavy as me…”
Osamu has been zipping around the country attempting to seed Japan’s press with propaganda favoring the side of Antifa. He described President Trump as using dog whistles, commented that he was shocked that George Floyd wasn’t killed in “the ghetto”, and made one odd reference to the weight of a protester who was thanking him for his coverage:
The following is machine translated from Osamu’s report.
“When asked, “Where did you come from?” he said, “It’s from Japan.” A black grandmother, who is three times as heavy as me, came up in tears and asked, “I want to thank you! But now I have COVID-19, can I shake hands?” It was “Of course,” I shook hands. It was a hard, rough, but warm, gentle hand. I somehow remembered what life she had lived. The warmth of this hand. I felt that I had an obligation to convey it to the world.”
A defiant Osamu returns! With A Picture Of A Smiling Black Man To “Prove” The Protests Weren’t Violent
Apparently getting bashed in the face isn’t enough to prove to a determined Japanese leftist reporter that these are not simply peaceful protests. Some people just can’t be saved.
Osamu returned to CHAZ and defiantly took a picture with a black man in order to prove that “this was not a violent protest.” His words, not ours.
The hilariously subtle racism of his own reporting will forever be lost on him.