A motorist who was caught on video pulling a gun on protesters after they attacked his vehicle in downtown Savannah, Georgia, last weekend was charged with aggravated assault while defending himself and his property.
According to Savannah police, on Saturday, around 25 protesters who were angry about the verdict in the Breonna Taylor case gathered in the downtown area. To show their disdain for the court’s ruling, they decided to lie down in the road – in the middle of an intersection. This illegally blocked traffic in the city around 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Newsweek actually described the gatherers as “Black Lives Matter protesters” engaged in a “peaceful demonstration”…as they illegally block a road, it seems.
Cellphone video from those on the scene shows a dark colored pickup truck driving around the protesters to make his way home. According to local police, the driver then tossed a smoke grenade out of his window towards the group.
The “protesters” immediately cleared the roadway and scattered. But then, moments later, many of the BLM members started kicking and throwing objects at the truck.
Once violently attacked, Frederick James, a 34-year-old man from Decatur, GA, opened his driver’s side door and pointed a gun at the BLM members. Again, they all ran away when the motorist gave them some of what they have been dishing out to innocent people for the past six months. Frederick then engaged in arguments with other protesters on the sidewalk nearby. The passenger in the truck, a woman, asked the driver to get back in the truck, and they left the scene.
James was charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct. Georgia District 4 Alderman Nick Palumbo told local news source WSAV, that the city was working with police to identify protest organizers. Palumbo also noted that there was not a police presence during the demonstration because it was not a legal authorized event because there was not permit requested or issued by the city. In fact, city officials did not know about the protest at all.
On Sunday, when officials did find protest organizer Kate Bender, she told reporters that she and a fellow organizer led a march where around 15 people laid down in the intersection with the intention of doing so for eight minutes and 42 seconds to represent how long former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd’s neck. It seems their job is to travel from city to city to wreak havoc and cause destruction.
So, once again, apparently BLM “protesters” are freely allowed to wreak havoc on innocent people, block roads illegally, and have unpermitted demonstrations without punishment, while those who try to protect themselves, their families, and their rights go to jail.