Video emerged from the riots in Kenosha, Wis., that shows a business owner savagely beaten by an anarchist while he tries to extinguish a fire apparently set at his business.
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The video picks up with a man, who is reportedly 71, trying to extinguish a fire. The narrator of the video seems sympathetic to the man and urges others to leave him alone.
The man seems to use the fire extinguisher to clear violent protesters from the building. The narrator could be heard saying that the man was pelted with a bottle. The 71-year-old is then sucker-punched by a protester and falls to the ground, the video shows. The person filming could be heard screaming for the assault to stop, according to the video.
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The man’s face appears bloody and someone could be heard urging him to turn his head to the side so he does not choke on his own blood.
The narrator says, “Someone call 911, please. Someone, please call 911.”
SHOCKING: #BLM & Antifa rioters brutally assaulted a 70 year old man
For trying to put out a fire in his mattress store
He received a broken jaw, black eye, and multiple stitches
The remains of the building he tried to save, now rubble, can be seen in the background #kenosha pic.twitter.com/HbcatRHy3S
— ELIJAH RIOT (@ElijahSchaffer) August 25, 2020
“He was just defending his business, that’s all he was doing,” the narrator said. The video was first posted on a page called “Protest the Protesters.”
The purported beating seemed to be eerily similar to the recent footage from Portland that allegedly showed a motorist beaten and then suffering a devastating kick to the side of the head.
Todd Starnes, the host of the “Todd Starnes Show,” said Tuesday that it appears that police are overwhelmed. He said that there are business owners in the city who are standing outside their stores with guns in an effort to protect their businesses.
Starnes asked Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, at what point President Trump needs to invoke the Insurrection Act. Months ago, Trump threatened military intervention in these cities due to violent demonstrations.
Trump did not mention the 1807 act, but said, “If a city or state refuses to take actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”
Gohmert said that at some point, someone is going to have to be the “adult in the country” and say, “We’re going to protect this.”