Vigil For Rayshard Brooks Ends In Gunshots For Second Night In A Row, Camera Man Who Caught The Shooters Attacked, Protesters Demand He Delete The Footage
Last night, Nationalist Review reported that the vigil being held for Rayshard Brooks, a man who was killed by police after attempting to steal their taser, ended in gunshots fired from an unknown assailant at a nearby gas station. Tonight, once again, the protest was disrupted by gunshots:
BREAKING: Gunshots break out at the burned down Wendy’s in Atlanta for a second night in a row. People ran for cover. I’m good. pic.twitter.com/QJa7ugYOUO— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 21, 2020
From what can be glimpsed from available footage, tonight’s gunfire was almost certainly the result of attendees firing their rifles into the sky.
Julio Rosas, a reporter with Townhall, was on scene filming what he could of the situation and spotted a number of protesters, some armed, attacking a man who seems to have filmed the shooting incident.
According to Rosas, people in the crowd were beating the man and demanding that he delete the video he took. During the end of Rosas’ clip, one man wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt can be seen running with a gun in hand.
A man was attacked by some of the crowd because I BELIEVE he was filming in the area after the gunshots. A few people punched him and others were shouting at him to delete the video. pic.twitter.com/EBBWaaT85A— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 21, 2020
Another witness to the shooting recorded the aftermath of the event, explaining that men with guns were running to the scene apparently prepared for a shootout.
Last night, at least 20 gunshots were exchanged and one woman was wounded in the leg when a shooting occurred at the same protest site.